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WPD’s National Night Out Boasts Games, Fun, Fireworks

Children receive self-defense training during the 2008 National Night Out in Warwick.
Children receive self-defense training during the 2008 National Night Out in Warwick.

Warwick, RI – The Warwick Police Department’s National Night Out returns Aug. 4 at the Oakland Beach Commons near the  sea wall at 5 p.m. with karate and police dog demonstrations, kids giveaways, refreshments, ending at 9 p.m. with fireworks.

The event, designed to bring law enforcement together with members of the community, especially children, is free.

Events include Warwick Police K-9 demonstrations, police vehicles, children’s fingerprinting and karate demonstrations, Native American drummers, Officer Friendly, McGruff the Dog, free refreshments and kid’s prizes/giveaways (while supplies last), police and fire equipment, neighborhood groups, child-friendly activities, and an opening ceremony featuring the Warwick Police Honor Guard, according to Warwick Police.

National Night Out is the creation of the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), intended to bring attention to local anti-crime programs, strengthen the relationship among and between community groups and law enforcement, foster a sense of community and bring attention to anti-drug and crime prevention efforts.

More than 36 million people across the country participated in last year’s National Night Out event, according to (NATW).

Parking is restricted on some streets but there is plenty of parking in the surrounding areas including the boat ramp parking lot located at the end of Bay Avenue off Suburban Parkway.

 

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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