If you feel like promoting crime prevention and having some fun in the process, several events are planned around the valley to mark National Night Out, which falls on Aug. 4.
National Night Out is free and open to the public and is a nationwide effort to heighten crime prevention awareness and strengthen police-community partnerships.
An event in Boulder City will feature a softball game pitting the city’s police department against the city’s fire department. The game is set to start at about 6 p.m. on Pratte Field at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. Events Unlimited will sell food at the park during the event. Giveaway bags will be provided for children, and youngsters will be allowed to have their photo made with a police car or police motorcycle.
The Henderson Police Department will host an event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza in front of the Henderson Convention Center. The event will showcase the community’s efforts to fight crime. Participants can learn about crime prevention, talk to specialized police units and enjoy entertainment and food.
The unveiling of the Officer James Manor mural is set for 4 p.m. at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St. Manor was an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department who died in a car accident on May 7 on his way to answer a domestic violence call. Sheriff Doug Gillespie will be present as the mural is unveiled.
Officers from the soon-to-open Northeast Area Command will meet their new neighbors at 5:30 p.m. at the Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 Walnut St. The event will include several guest speakers.
The Metropolitan Police Department will host an event from 7 to 9 p.m. at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Live entertainment and children’s activities will take place in Town Square Park. The police department will be on hand with patrol cars, and the Clark County Fire Department will bring a fire truck for display. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and Johnny McGuire’s Deli will offer samples of select pizza and deli items.
Other events will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at Tam Drive at Cincinnati Avenue in downtown Las Vegas and from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cambridge Community Center, 3930 Cambridge St.
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