Plantation National Night Out aims to help community interact with local law enforcemnt

Plantation’s Central Park is hosting an event that’s a first for the city.

It’s Plantation’s National Night Out.

Plantation Police Chief Howard Harrison said he was hoping the community would come out and interact with law enforcement.

“A lot of work has gone into this,” Harrison said. “This is our opportunity to engage the community.”

It’s a chance for residents to see how law enforcement works.

Whether that means talking to the detective bureau or the traffic unit, or learning more about the crime scene tech or the crisis response team.

There are also lots of vendors on site, a rock climbing wall and even a dunk talk, where residents had the chance to possibly embarrass their favorite police officer.

“Being a part of the community is what it’s all about,” said Harrison. “It’s a partnership. We can’t do what we do without the community’s help.”

Firefighters will also be on hand and will show off some of their state-of-the-art equipment and use it to dismantle a car.

“We’re firefighters. We’re very good at breaking things,” said Plantation Fire Department Lt. Aston Bright. “These cordless extraction tools have a tremendous amount of power, in order to make this car seem like its paper and cut right through it.”

They want people to see how an extrication works. It is unfortunately a reality they deal with when it comes to rescuing people.

“It’s important for the public to know and understand the capabilities that we have just in case they have an unfortunate incident where they’re in an accident,” said Bright.

ADDOTIONAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA

DORAL

Doral Gears Up for New School Year with FREE Backpacks

On August 2, 2022, Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, City Council, Doral Police Department, and the Parks & Police 4 Kids (PP4K) Foundation will join forces with sponsors and partners for National Night Out and Back to School. This fun-filled and informative annual event prepares families for back-to-school season with a giveaway of hundreds of FREE backpacks and supplies for pre-registered Doral residents (registration is full), while providing beneficial demos and activities that emphasize crime watch and public safety.

PP4K is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation organized to provide child welfare and family services to the community. The Mayor and City Council, along with the Police Department and the Parks & Recreation Department, work closely with PP4K to coordinate events and programs geared towards achieving this important goal.

National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie.

WHAT: National Night Out and Back to School Event

WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Doral Legacy Park (11400 NW 82nd Street)

MARGATE

The Margate Police Department is hosting its 20th annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday August 2, 2022! As you may know, National Night Out Against Crime is a yearly community-building event that takes place all over the United States during the months of August and October.  Law enforcement agencies in communities across the country, host this event as an amazing way to interact and build close relationships with the residents and all those who live and work within the community.

We are beginning to plan for the annual Night Out campaign. We are reaching out today for your support at the local level. Each year, our National Night Out continues to grow in attendees and attractions that we offer! From local and federal law enforcement and military branches to local vendors and small “mom and pop” businesses, our event creates an environment that is welcoming to all! We offer crime prevention tips, music, activities for families and kids of all ages, fire department demos, and so much more.

Date: August 2, 2022

Time: 6 PM – 10 PM

Location: Margate Sports Complex, 1695 Banks Rd. Margate, FL 33063

SUNNY ISLES BEACH

On Tuesday August 2, 2022 the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department, along with local elected officials and dignitaries will participate in the National Night Out 2022.  Annually “National Night Out” is an opportunity to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances while standing, united against crime.  Our event will kick off at 6:30pm at Gateway Park (151 Sunny Isles Blvd).  Take your best shot at dunking Police Chief Santiago in the dunk tank (all proceeds go to the Police Officer Assistance Trust) and enjoy live music, crafts, inflatables and more! Food will also be available for purchase.

A parade procession of police, fire and ocean rescue vehicles through the city will begin at 7:45 PM.

Event details: https://www.sibfl.net/event/national-night-out/

Date:  August 2, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Gateway Park – 151 Sunny Isles Blvd. Sunny Isles Beach FL 33160

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