Date/Time: August 4, 2015 / 5 PM – 8 PM
Location: High Springs Police Department Headquarters – 110 NW 2nd Avenue High Springs, FL 32643
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes Police-Community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Together, we are making that happen.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and Law Enforcement while bringing back a true sense of Community and provides a great opportunity to bring Police and Neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Free Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips and Bottled Water;
Free Door Prizes, and Give-A-Ways;
Free Bounce House;
Free Jumbo Slide;
Free Cotton Candy and Snow Cones;
Free Face Painting;
Free Balloon Animals;
Family Fun and Games;
Free School Supplies provided by GLOBAL IMPACT CHARITIES, INC;
Free Child Identification Videos provided by the Masonic Lodge
Free Police Shooting Simulator provided by the Santa Fe College Public Safety Institute;
Police K9 Demonstration;
OPERATION LIFESAVER presented by the HIGH SPRINGS HISTORICAL MUSEUM;
and Much More.
Community Redevelopment Agency
AUGUST 4, 2015 – Despite ominous looking clouds, the 1st Annual High Springs Police Department/CRA National Night Out was a huge success. An estimated crowd of approximately 400 attended the event and were treated to three hours of family fun. The National Night Out, now in its 32nd year, is an annual community-building campaign that promotes Police-Community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Attendees were able to meet and interact with the members of their community police department.
Attendees were treated to freshly grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, while enjoying music provided by a local DJ. Children activities included a bounce house, jumbo slide, face painting, and balloon animals. Cotton candy, snow cones, chips and bottled water was also available for attendees’ enjoyment.
One of the biggest highlights of the NNO was the Police Shooting Simulator. Over 200 attendees were able to “Walk in the Shoes of a Police Officer,” so to speak, when they were faced with “Shoot, Don’t Shoot” scenarios. Some attendees didn’t fair too well against the “Bad Guys,” but everyone said they loved the opportunity to shoot on the simulator and now have a different perspective of what a police officer might face during an encounter with an armed suspect. The HSPD narcotic K9 unit provided a demonstration of K9 Aggie alerting to the presence of an illegal substance that had been hidden in the hood of an unmarked police vehicle.
Free school supplies were provided by a local charity, the Masonic Lodge provided free child identification videos to parents and door prizes were drawn throughout the event.
The members of the High Springs Police Department/CRA would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and attendees for making the 1st Annual High Springs NNO a night to remember!