National Night Out is an annual family-friendly event hosted by police departments across the nation to promote crime prevention and personal safety. The event may look different from year to year, but usually includes informational booths with educational materials for parents, games about safety for kids, and opportunities to meet and chat with the officers who serve you. There is also free food, prizes, and impressive equipment displays featuring police cars, police motorcycles, ambulances, fire vehicles, BIPD’s police boat, and more. The location of the event varies from year to year, but it always takes place on the first Tuesday evening in August. This year's event is taking place August 1 at Town Square (near city hall). Be sure to follow us on Facebook for details!