The Lexington Police Department reported a record attendance of over 12,000 for the 31st annual National Night Out in 2014. This interesting combination of crime awareness, fun, food and live entertainment included a special appearance from Ron and Amy Shirley from Lizard Lick Towing as well as male local officials and citizens fashionably clad in high heels! This fearless group of men, pictured to the right, strolled Main Street wearing heels in an effort to raise money and awareness for domestic violence. Click here for the article on this event and photographs courtesy of Donnie Roberts and The Dispatch.
National Night Out is an annual event held nationally on the first Tuesday in August. Neighbors come together from all over the city with local law enforcement agencies to raise crime and drug prevention awareness and to send a message to the criminals that the communities are organized and are fighting back to discourage criminal behavior.
The Lexington Police Department proudly hosts the Annual National Night Out event, which is held on North Main Street in Uptown Lexington. Please Sign up for eNews or visit the Lexington Police Department calendar to stay abreast of details for National Night Out 2015. Follow the Lexington Police Department on Twitter for crime alerts and public information!
A safe and fun environment is provided for people of all ages. Children have rides, face painting and entertainment. There is also different types of music provided by live bands and DJ’s at two different stages.
Attendees enjoy viewing lots of different police vehicles, motorcycles and equipment from the Lexington Police Department, as well as other surrounding law enforcement agencies. The Lexington Fire Department, Davidson County Community Corrections, Rescue Squad and Emergency Services display their emergency equipment. In addition, community groups and area businesses are on hand to display and share information on their services.
National Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your family to get to know the public servants that are dedicated to keeping you safe. Thanks to our partnerships with the community and local businesses - hotdogs, drinks and some other treats are typically provided at no charge!
The National Night Out event brings out thousands of people to Uptown Lexington. Come out and bring your family to help make the next event even better!
For more information about National Night Out, please contact Corporal Tim Perry by email or phone at 336-243-6710.