Law enforcement agencies plan National Night Out events

A nonprofit is celebrating its 40th anniversary of community building and accessibility to law enforcement through National Night Out events this year.

According to the National Night Out website, the nonprofit started its first National Night Out campaign in 1984 to “promote police and community partnerships and camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.”

Through parties, festivals, cookouts, safety demonstrations, seminars, youth engagement, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and events, law enforcement and safety officials say they hope to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Check out when and where National Night Out events will be happening in these municipalities:

Avondale Estates

The Avondale Estates Police Department will be at the Town Green, located at 64 North Avondale Road on Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate National Night Out and kick off the start of a new school year with food, games, and fun. Everyone is invited to attend this free event.

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This year, members of the Brookhaven Police Department are planning National Night Out differently than in years past, according to officials.

“We are coming to you this year for National Night Out,” stated a post from the department on Facebook. “If your neighborhood is celebrating or hosting a block party for National Night Out, sign up at and our officers would love to speak to you about safety and building stronger communities.”

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Clarkston officials are inviting the community to come together for an evening filled with unity, safety awareness, and fun activities for all ages during the city’s National Night Out event on Aug. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. on Market Street in downtown Clarkston.

The event will also feature back-to-school supplies and safety education for students.

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The Doraville Police Department is inviting the public to come out and meet the city’s police officers on July 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. during National Night Out.

This year’s event will be held at Honeysuckle Park, located at 3037 Pleasant Valley Drive. Activities will include police k-9 demonstrations, games, crafts, inflatables, touch-a-truck, music, and food.

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Join members of the Dunwoody Police Department for this year’s National Night Out event, which will be held during Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays on Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brook Run Park located at 4770 North Peachtree Road. Grab a bite, then stop by to talk to members of the department, citizen volunteers, and other public safety professionals in an informal setting.

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Stone Mountain

The city of Stone Mountain will host a combined National Night Out and Back-to-School Bash event on Aug. 1, 5 to 7 p.m. at 5384 Manor Drive in downtown Stone Mountain.

The family-friendly event will feature an array of activities, including games, fire trucks, police cars, bounce houses, face painting, free school supplies, and an opportunity to meet the men and women who ensure the city’s safety, stated officials.

Mayor Beverly Jones expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “our Back-to-School Bash and National Night Out event embodies the true spirit of Stone Mountain—a community built on unity, resilience, and a shared commitment to nurturing our youth. Local law enforcement officers will be present, demonstrating their commitment to fostering trust, promoting understanding, and creating a secure environment within the city.”

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