2016 DATE SET – OCTOBER 7, 2016
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation is proud to announce sponsorship of “National Night Out – America’s Night Out Against Crime” in partnership with the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department! The Presenting Sponsor for NNO-2016 is Elite Protection Services
From 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday evening, October 7th, the Palm Beach Gardens Municipal complex will come alive with Food, Music, Exhibitions and Demonstrations of Police K9’s, Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) and a hands-on Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Experience (with prizes).
There will also be exhibits from the:
- Trauma Hawk from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
- Palm Beach Gardens Fire Department
- Florida Highway Patrol
- U.S. Marshals Service
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
- the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- and much much more!
We are pleased to announce that the Trauma Hawk Air Ambulance will be landing at the event site and available for inspection by folks attending National Night Out.
The event is FREE and parents are encouraged to bring the entire family… however, please leave the family pets at home as they are not allowed in City parks.
The event will also have face-painting for children, funnel cakes, cotton candy, popcorn, a food truck, and even a golf demonstration area from the folks at The Honda Classic.
New this year will be the addition of a Touch-A-Truck area with lots of big heavy equipment from FPL, Solid Waste Authority, PBG Public Works and of course Fire Trucks and SWAT vehicles!
The event will also feature live animals from Busch Wildlife Sanctuary!
The overall objective of the event is to “give crime a going-away party” and to send the message that Palm Beach Gardens is dedicated to building a stronger, safer city. National Night Out is part of a larger community-wide outreach program sponsored by the Foundation to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime programs and strengthen the police-community partnership.
The Police Foundation recognizes how important strong neighborhoods are to a city and realizes that safety issues can most effectively be addressed at the neighborhood level. Events such as this are designed to reinforce the relationship between the police and the community and build upon the hand-in-hand partnership that is so important to lower crime rates.
Questions about National Night Out should be directed to Sergeant Geoff Soule of the Community Involvement Unit. He can be reached at 561 578-2750 or at firstname.lastname@example.org