Be S.A.F.E Long Beach Week


This summer, in partnership with Council Member Austin, Councilmember Steven Neal will be hosting “Be SAFE Long Beach Week” in north Long Beach. The purpose of the “Be SAFE Long Beach” week is to work with a diverse group of partners in advance of the summer break to urge a summer of unity, peace, public safety, and opportunities for youth and the community.

Be “S.A.F.E,” short for Summer Activities in a Friendly Environment, begins with a Citywide Violence Prevention Plan community meeting at Houghton Park on June 1st and ends with the city’s first Gun Buy Back event at Scherer Park on June 8th.


During "Be S.A.F.E." Long Beach week, we will host a Pre-Summer Community Public Safety Briefing to prepare residents, parents, and youth for the summer. At this safety briefing, Long Beach Police Department and other city departments will highlight best practices to address property crimes and break-ins and highlight recreational opportunities for youth through the summer.

We will also use this week to kick off the “Summer SAFE Zones” program. Councilmember Neal is partnering with parks and recreation and the California Endowment to extend the summer hours at Houghton Park from 6PM to 9PM to create a safe and friendly environment for youth in the evenings.

Other council members in the rest of the city are also increasing recreation opportunities. Together, it create extend opportunities to keep off our youth off the streets and in safe environment. 

Check out all the events for the "Be S.A.F.E. Long Beach Week" 

Saturday, June 1st
Citywide LBVPP Community Safety Meeting
Location: Jordan High School
Time: 12pm-3pm

Sunday, June 2nd
Bullyfree Zone Picnic
Location: Houghton Skate Park
Time: Noon

Tuesday, June 4th
Presentation at City Council: "Be S.A.F.E. Long Beach" Week
Location: City Hall
Time: 5:00PM

Wednesday, June 5th
Pre-Summer Community Briefing on Public Safety and Youth
Location: North Long Beach Christian Fellowship, 5640 Orange Ave, Long Beach, 90805
Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Friday, June 7
Summer Safe Zones Kick-Off and Youth Concert
Location: Houghton Park
Time: 5:00PM to 9:00PM

Saturday, June 8th
Citywide Gun Buy Back Event
Location: North Police Station
Time: 10am-6pm

Sunday, June 9th
Second Sundays in the Village
Where: Long Beach Blvd and Market Street
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

For more information, please contact the Office of Councilmember Steven Neal at 562-570-6137. 


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Mark your calendars for "Be S.A.F.E Long Beach Week" - a week of activities to promote a summer of unity, non-violence, public safety , and opportunities for youth in our community.