National Night Out

July 29, 2015

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GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – Come to Battlement Mesa, CO on Tuesday, August 4th. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will join thousands of communities nationwide for the 32nd annual National Night Out neighborhood crime and drug prevention gathering. The Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Battlement Mesa Company will be sponsoring a community event in the Battlement Mesa Shopping Plaza at 73 Sipprelle Drive from 4:00 PM until 7:30 PM.

Enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Tour the various booths sponsored by Youth Zone, C.A.R.E., the Parachute Library, Crime Stoppers and a host of others. There will be free give-a-ways, face painting, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more.

Get up close and personal with a Fire Engine, an ambulance, the Bear Cat. There will be presentations about animal safety, Search and Rescue Programs, dog bite prevention, the Drug Free World Foundation, a K-9 demonstration and more. I have also heard tell that McGruff, the Crime Dog, is expected to make an appearance. This is a family event you won’t want to miss!

The Grand Valley Fire Protection District will be around with their Brush truck. CDOT is bringing their new sate of the art truck for dealing with hazards in the Glenwood Tunnel and the Colorado State Patrol will be represented as well as the Parachute Police Department with a bump and jump venue. Take this opportunity to speak with officers and first responders about what they do and why they do it. Learn how you can make your home and your community a safer place to live.

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Bring neighbors and businesses together to create a friendly exchange
  • Increase public awareness of crime and drug prevention.
  • Develop understanding and support for our local education and prevention programs.
  • Strengthen neighborhood Spirit and foster better police-community relations.
  • Send a clear message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Come join us for this fun, informative and social event that started with 400 communities and has grown to over 15,000 communities across the country celebrating National Night Out and doing their part to make their communities safe.

No further information will be released.