Mojave launched its first ever “National Night Out” designed to get residents and businesses downtown on a beautiful summer evening to learn about security and safety in Mojave. Deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) were there, as well as several members of Citizen Service Unit (CSU), which recently stood up a volunteer force in Mojave. Also in attendance was California Highway Patrol (CHP), who just opened a new office on Hwy-58, and the Fire Department. Highway patrol is increasingly becoming an integral part of the security force in Mojave. “CHP often backs up the deputies in Mojave, especially when local deputies are on call in another town”, said Darlena Johnson, public affairs officer at Mojave’s CHP office.