Law enforcement agencies plan National Night Out events

Many law enforcement agencies, as well as fire and emergency personnel, are planning to once again host annual National Night Out events throughout DeKalb County.

According to the National Night Out website, the nonprofit started its first National Night Out (NNO) 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 NNO events will be happening in these municipalities:

Brookhaven
Hosted by Brookhaven’s Police Department, this year’s NNO event will be held Aug. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 3307 Buford Highway in Brookhaven. The free event will feature food, games, vendors, music, child safety education, emergency vehicles, and family fun, according to officials.
For more information, visit www.brookhavenga.gov/police

Clarkston
Free food, free games and free fun is the theme of this year’s NNO event hosted by the city of Clarkston Police Department. From 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 2, the event will be held in downtown Clarkston on Market Street. Jump houses, obstacle courses, a foam pit and video games will part of this year’s NNO while Clarkston police grill up free hotdogs and hamburgers for the community. Local businesses and vendors will also be part of the event.
For more information, contact Sgt. Bulcher at dbulcher@cityofclarkston.com or call (678) 772-8608.

Doraville
The Doraville Police Department is inviting the community to come out and meet officers while learning about local community resources on July 30. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at New Peachtree Road next to Park Avenue. Families can participate in arts and crafts, including a “paint with the police” event, see police K-9 demonstrations and enjoy bounce houses, music, games and food trucks.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/doravillepolice

Stone Mountain and Tucker
Tucker Parks and Recreation and Smoke Rise Elementary School in Stone Mountain are teaming up to host a NNO event on Aug. 2 starting at 5 p.m. to encourage both communities to meet members of their local police and fire departments. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to set up at Smoke Rise Elementary School and enjoy grilled burgers and hot dogs, bounce houses, carnival games, and music.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/smoke-rise-elementary-school

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