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National Night Out is August 6

Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 20:23:58-04

Law enforcement agencies across the country and the communities that they serve are coming together for National Night out on August 6.

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office will be going around the county to celebrate with all residents. There will be block parties, cookouts, activities and much more.

Events begin at 6 p.m.

The Cañon City Police Department will be observing their 6th annual National Night Out event between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. This is happening at the Macon Plaza on north 5th Street between the Library and Art Center buildings.

There will be pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks.

Resources include:

  • Safety Demonstrations
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Kids Activities with Officers
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Touch a Truck
  • Impaired Driving Goggle Obstacle Course
  • Safety Raffle prizes to include a RING doorbell

Fort Carson’s 12th annual National Night Out celebration will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. at Soldier’s Memorial Chapel.

The event is open to Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests, Law Enforcement Agencies and the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES).

This year’s event will include:

  • Crime Prevention and Drug Awareness program
  • Finger printing for children
  • Antiterrorism Force Protection information
  • Conservation law enforcement
  • Darin the “Lion”, Fire & Emergency Services, Sparky the “Firehouse Dog”
  • DUI goggles experience
  • Community information
  • Family activities
  • Balfour Beatty Community Military Housing
  • Village Mayoral information
  • Food

On August 2nd, the Colorado Springs Police Department are encouraging everyone to turn on their porch lights and step outside to meet their neighbors. CSPD command staff and crime prevention officers have been known to stop by and say hi at some get-togethers.

In 1981, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) was founded to connect community watch programs across the nation and provide them the resources they needed to make a difference in their neighborhoods and community.

For more information about National Night Out, click here.