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National Night Out

The Gaston County Police Department is excited to announce the department’s hosting of its 6th Annual National Night Out. Residents are invited to spend the evening outside with neighbors and police at Biggerstaff Park located at 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas NC to celebrate this free community event on August 6th, from 6PM to 9PM. 

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts, strengthen police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Gaston County Police Chief Joe Ramey stated, “We are very excited about this year’s event and look forward to the opportunity to continue to build strong relationships with the community which we serve.  This event unites police and the residents of this county together to promote safety, awareness, and neighborhood unity while having a whole lot of fun.”

This year’s event will feature carnival rides, live music, free hotdogs, chips, drinks, snow cones, popcorn, and more.  The event will also include K-9 demonstrations, free fingerprinting for Child I.D. kits, free games and prizes, emergency vehicle displays, and booths featuring child safety information and much more.

The Gaston County Police Department will showcase a static display of its specialized unit police vehicles on site.  Officers will be on hand to speak and answer questions for attendees about their roles in each of the specialized units within the department.  Those scheduled to be present include patrol officers, K-9 officers, and members of the Bomb Team, Marine Unit, Crime Scene, Negotiators, and members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), and Animal Care & Enforcement.  Public safety officials from other local police departments, fire departments, and rescue squads will be on hand as well. 

Headlining this year’s event will be local blue grass group The Quail Hollow Band.  So come prepared to eat, dance and have an AMAZING time.

For more information please contact Officer C.E. Owens with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-862-6286 or cowens@gcps.org.