On Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.
National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and Target, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 36 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’ on August 3rd. The sheriff’s office and its partners will be hosting four events this year.
On August 3rd from 6 to 8:30pm, the Sheriff’s Office and its partners will be hosting a community BBQ at the San Lazaro Community Complex, located at 5505 Valmont Road, located in unincorporated Boulder County. Boulder Sheriff's K-9 “Rocky”, SWAT equipment, Patrol Vehicle demos, and fire apparatus from the Boulder Rural Fire Protection District will be present.
The Heatherwood Community will be hosting an ice cream social and Green Event at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church located at 4775 Cambridge St. in unincorporated Boulder County from 5 to 8 p.m. The sheriff’s office Mobile Command Post, fire apparatus from the Boulder Rural Fire Protection District, SWAT equipment, and Boulder Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Fergie” will be there to meet the kids.
The sheriff’s office is also hosting National Night Out in Superior, located at East Community Park, near the 1600 block of East Coalton Road (Just west of the Superior Safeway), from 6 to 9:00 p.m. This event will also be an ice cream social of a rather large scale. The Boulder County Bomb Squad vehicle, fire apparatus from Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District, as well as Boulder Sheriff's K-9 “Ned” will be on hand.
In addition to last year’s events, a new event will be held this year in Gunbarrel at Gunbarrel commons park located at the intersection of Indigo St. and Whiterock r, in unincorporated Boulder from 6 to 8 p.m. This event will be an ice cream social as well. The new event is a joint effort between the Boulder Police Department, Community Services Section and the Sheriff’s Office. Coordinators selected this event to facilitate interaction between Boulder City and County residents residing in the area. The event will feature SWAT team equipment, fire apparatus from the Boulder Fire Department, police & sheriff car demos, as well as Boulder Sheriff's K-9 “Sally.”
Each of the events will feature static emergency vehicle displays, animal control officers on hand to answer questions, meet and greet with canine deputies and their furry partners, SWAT deputies, patrol deputies, and other emergency service personnel.
The goals of the NNO events are to: (1) Familiarize the communities with the different facets of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and local Fire Protection Districts, by providing events where members of the community and emergency service personnel can interact; (2) Distribute crime prevention and fire safety materials; (3) Provide community events such as a BBQ or ice cream social to promote and foster open communication and dialogue among community members; (4) Recruit members of the respective communities to participate in planning additional community events, including community service projects, social gatherings and community meetings.
If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Vinnie Montez at 303-441-4444. Additional information concerning the National Night Out events sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch is available on their website, www.nationalnightout.org.