Police are encouraging residents to take a stand against crime in their community by joining them at the National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Parade Park, located at Truman Road and Paseo.
“This is a reminder to communities to be mindful of all the ways to prevent crime and to organize, come together, cooperate, communicate and form partnerships with the police department,” said Officer Jason Cooley, Community Interaction Officer in the East Patrol Division.
The family-friendly event will feature KCPD’s helicopter, Bomb & Arson Unit, Mounted Patrol and Canine sections, Police Athletic League, DARE, McGruff the Crime Dog and officers with lots of crime prevention information. Live entertainment, visits from local officials, vendors, a free-throw contest, give-aways and fun activities for kids also will be on hand.
Advanced Auto Parts discounts items for National Night Out
Advanced Auto Parts also has partnered with police throughout the metro area to offer crime prevention-related items at a discount both at the National Night Out Against Crime event and at all their Kansas City-area stores from Aug. 3 through Aug. 10. Some of those items include steering wheel locks (The Club), locking gas caps, locking lug nuts, clear license plate covers and fasteners, and car alarms.