On Tuesday, August 8th, citizens throughout Gaston County are being invited to join forces with the Gaston County Police Department for the 9th Annual “Gaston County Police Night Out. Residents are invited to spend the evening with police at Biggerstaff Park located at 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas NC to celebrate this free community event from 7PM to 9PM.
The event 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.
This year’s event will feature, live music by Tim Hall and Buffalo Country who have recently had music featured on the popular television show “Yellowstone.” The event will also include free food, drinks and snacks, as well as K-9 demonstrations, pony rides, Child I.D. kits, games, and child safety information and resources.
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, 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.
For more information, please email Officer C.E. Owens with the Gaston County Police Department or call 704-862-6286.