The Clearwater Police Department will have its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday evening at the Super Target at Clearwater Mall.
It’s a great family friendly event for all ages, but especially children who can climb on the police boat, sit on a police motorcycle, or check out the inside of a fire truck. Clearwater Fire & Rescue also is participating in the annual event.
K9, SWAT, the mounted unit, the hostage negotiating team, emergency response team and forensics will be among those participating. Free bike helmets for kids will be available, and there will even be a landing by Bayflite in the parking lot.
Free food and beverages will also be handed out by several local restaurants.
National Night Out is an event designed to enhance the partnership between the community and the police department. It is held in most locations across the United States on the first Tuesday of August, but the Clearwater Police Department opts for the first Tuesday in October in hopes of slightly cooler weather.
Clearwater Mall is located at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. The address for the Super Target is 2747 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
St. Petersburg Police Department’s annual National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, October 4th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Target parking lot AT 8151 Dr. MLK Jr. St. North.
National Night Out is an opportunity to promote police-community partnerships and raise crime prevention awareness. It is perfect for families and will include many activities for kids. The event is sponsored in part by State Representative Kathleen Peters.
Activities include: K9 demonstration, Bike Rodeo and Free Bike Helmets, Games, Police and Fire Vehicles, Pinellas Sheriff’s Helicopter
Food will also be available for purchase from numerous vendors including: Menchies Frozen Yogurt, Heavy’s Food Truck (Soul Food), Opiepo Food Truck (Pizza), MMM Bap Food Truck (Korean Cuisine), Krepelicious Food Truck (Sweet Crepes)