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Police Host ‘National Night Out’

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(Las Vegas) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is partnering with neighbors from around the Las Vegas Valley Tuesday evening to host National Night Out.

The community-based program began with residents leaving their porch lights on, and grew into a national show of neighborhood unity.

Goals are to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime programs, and provide an event for community members to meet and learn how to protect their neighborhoods.

Here is a list of public events scheduled for each of Metro’s Area Commands:

Bolden Area Command
Where: Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Avenue
When: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
What: This community-based event focuses on the prevention of crime and will help neighborhood children ages 5-16 get ready for school by giving school supplies (while they last) as well as low-cost vaccines. Parents must bring shot records. Other activities will be available.

Downtown Area Command
Where: Fremont Street Between 7th and 8th Street
When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
What: DTAC’s event is bigger and better than last year. Las Vegas Fire will perform a demonstration rescue by rappelling off a building. LVMPD’s Mounted Patrol will also do a demonstration. There will be CPR training, face painting, vaccines for the kids and a special display from the Mob Museum to name a few things.

Northeast Area Command (Two Events)
Where: Alexander Villas Park, 3620 Lincoln Road
When 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
What: Free event, food, drinks and much more (sponsored by North Nellis Coalition).
Where: Avion Apartments, 6901 E. Lake Mead
When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Sponsored by Sierra Sunrise).

Northwest Area Command (Two Events)
Where: Knickerbocker Park, 10695 Dorrell Lane
When:6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
What: Hosted by Providence Master Homeowner’s Community
Where: Liberty Baptist Church, 6501 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
When: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

South Central Area Command
Where: Town Square, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South
When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
What: LVMPD and the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) at Town Square will host an event that includes kids’ fingerprinting, dunk-a-cop, and a meeting with Smokey the Bear and McGruff the Crime Dog. Special guests include SWAT, the Clark County Fire Department, LVMPD K-9 Unit and Mounted Units.

Southeast Area Command
Where: Whitney Park, 5712 Missouri
When: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
What: Come join your neighbors, Metro officers, the Fire Department, K-9, S.W.A.T. and others for a barbecue in the park and show your support for a crime free community.

Contact your local area command for more information.

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