DUNKIRK – For the 28th year, the Dunkirk Police will be hosting their National Night Out, complete with music, movies, and meet-and-greets with officers and police dogs.
The event has been designed to strengthen “neighborhood crime and drug prevention efforts and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and not afraid to fight back,” according to officials.
The event will happen tomorrow at Washington Park, beginning around 6:30 p.m. Police officers, fire fighters, and police dogs McGruff and Gunny will be in attendance. All are encouraged to come and meet them.
For entertainment, the band ‘The Rising’ will be playing live from the park’s gazebo. There will also be bouncy houses and refreshments. Furthermore, children in attendance will get to vote on a movie to be shown as part of the ‘Movies in the Park’ series.
In preparation for the event, Fifth Street will be barricaded from Washington Avenue to Park Avenue for parking and to assist with set up and drop off.
Parents are asked to attend the festivities with their children, not send them alone. Organizers are also asking people to come to the park early to help set up if they can.
Ultimately, police say that, “A strong Police/Community partnership within the community is the best weapon we have in keeping our City safe.”