Night out against crime events on Aug. 4
Join Sheriff Al Lamberti and the BSO family to observe the 26th annual “National Night Out Against Crime,” an annual event designed to strengthen neighborhoods through police and community partnerships. National Night Out aims to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs and, most importantly, send a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know the BSO deputies who patrol your streets and unite with your neighbors in the fight against crime. As a show of support on August 4, citizens are encouraged to leave their porch lights on as a show of support.
In 2008, more than 37 million people including citizens, law enforcement, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from all 50 states participated in National Night Out.
National Night Out events will be taking place throughout the county. They are free of charge.
PEMBROKE PARK/ WEST PARK – The BSO South Broward District and the City of West Park invite you to McTyre Park, 3501 SW 56th Avenue, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the National Night Out. There will be a bounce house for kids, the BSO Explorer Scouts, the Police Athletic League, and our local “Citizens on Patrol.” This is a free event.
DANIA BEACH – – The Dania Beach District, along with members of the Citizen Observers Patrol and homeowner/neighborhood associations, will celebrate National Night Out with a community block party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., on the streets along Southwest 3rd Avenue between 12th & 15th streets. Festivities will include music, a bounce house, free hot dogs and refreshments along with games and prizes for the children. BSO deputies will be on hand to meet residents. The district will also give away non-removable screws to be affixed to license plates to prevent the plates from being stolen. The Crime Prevention Unit will display and demonstrate different types of home security devices. Displays will include door and window locks, lighting, landscaping, and operation identification.
LAUDERDALE LAKES – – The City of Lauderdale Lakes, the Lauderdale Lakes Community Council and BSO are teaming up to participate in National Night Out from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Vincent Torres Memorial Park, 4331 N.W. 36 St. There will be music and refreshments and a bounce house. BSO deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue personnel will conduct various demonstrations.
TAMARAC – – The Tamarac District will be using all available manpower to conduct high-profile patrols and deputies will attend any and all National Night Out neighborhood events.
DEERFIELD BEACH – – The Deerfield Beach District, in partnership with the City of Deerfield Beach and Broward County Parks and Recreation, will host a National Night Out event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, Pavilion 10, 401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. The festivities will include bounce houses, a rock climbing wall and arts and crafts. There will be food and entertainment, along with law enforcement displays and demonstrations. Numerous private companies will be there with information and hand-outs.
POMPANO BEACH:–Highlands Park – – An event in the Highlands area will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Pompano Beach Highlands Park. A procession on foot through the neighborhood will occur, and then there will be a special safety and crime prevention presentation and a demonstration with BSO assets afterwards.
East Pompano Beach – – A procession on foot westbound will begin at 6 p.m. at Atlantic Boulevard and the beach and will end at McNab Park. Then a special safety and crime prevention presentation and demonstration with BSO assets will take place at the park afterwards.
Liberty Park – – At 7 p.m., the Liberty Park Homeowners Association will hold a “Unity March” beginning at Liberty Park (Northwest 17th Street and 6th Avenue), walking north on 6th Avenue and west on 19th Street to Weaver Park (800 N.W. 20 Street). At Weaver Park, a “Unity Candle” will be lit representing Law Enforcement and Community Unity.
NORTH LAUDERDALE – – The North Lauderdale District, in partnership with the City of North Lauderdale and Riverside Christian Fellowship Church, will host a “National Night Out” event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Riverside Square, Kimberly Boulevard and Rock Island Road. Bounce houses, face painting and arts and crafts will be featured, as well as a raffle and free food and drinks. There will be various law enforcement displays and demonstrations and numerous private vendors with information and hand outs.
PARKLAND – – Please join deputies at the BSO Parkland District, 6650 University Drive, from 6 to 8 p.m. in support of National Night Out. Get to know members of the BSO SWAT and Coral Springs Fire Department. The event will include child safety and crime prevention information, as well as food and refreshments.
For more information about National Night Out, visit www.nationaltownwatch.org.
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