On Tuesday, August 7th, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will join thousands of communities nationwide for the 29th Annual National Night Out neighborhood crime and drug prevention gathering. The Sheriff’s Office, along with the Battlement Mesa Service Association, will be sponsoring a community event at the Battlement Mesa Plaza parking area, which is located at 71 Sipprelle Drive, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Our goal is to create a partnership of a lifetime, so join us as we brainstorm ways to build safer communities. Bring the entire family, as dinner will be provided by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, there will be plenty of activities for kids of all ages. The purpose of National Night Out is four-fold: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness; (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and (4) let criminals know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The event is free for all attendees, and the Sheriff’s Office will be providing grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, chips, water and a night full of entertainment. The Sheriff’s Office and the Service Association staff are actively coordinating with area agencies such as the Parachute Police Department, Grand Valley Fire Department, Colorado Department of Transportation and others to showcase vehicles and equipment for visitors of all ages. Displays will include the county’s All Hazards Response Team “BearCat” rescue and response vehicle, along with their Crisis Negotiation Team and the negotiation’s vehicle “Green Machine”, Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle and K-9 demonstration, Parachute Police cruiser, Grand Valley Fire trucks, firefighting gear and climbing wall and a Loomis armored truck. McGruff the Crime Dog is expected to make an appearance as well. A special feature this year, brought to you by the Battlement Mesa Service Association will be a youth educational theater. The theater will offer brief prevention and education segments throughout the duration of the National Night Out event. Some of the topics presented at the theater will include: a K-9 demonstration, gun safety, dog bite prevention, when to dial 9-1-1, how to recognize and set boundaries and fire safety. This year, National Night Out will involve over 14,625 communities from all 50 states and U.S.territories in an attempt to strengthen neighborhood cooperation and law enforcement-community partnerships.
GarCo Sheriff’s Office Organizing Local National Night Out Event
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