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National Night Out celebration - Elgin

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National Night Out celebration - Elgin

The goal of this annual event is to promote crime prevention and safety through police-community partnerships.

Elgin will celebrate National Night Out with a citywide block party, on Tuesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. at Festival Park, located at 132 S. Grove Avenue. 

Various divisions of the Elgin Police Department will be on hand to share information and equipment, including SWAT, Evidence Response Teams, Communications and Animal Control. The Elgin Fire Department will also bring staff and equipment, including a fire safety smoke house and a fire safety simulator house. Many community partners will participate as well. This family friendly event is free and features several activities for children including inflatables, safety town, train rides, a splash pad and more. Food trucks will be on site in addition.

Scheduled events include:

·         6:00-7:00 p.m. - Antique Fire Truck rides

·         7:00 p.m. - Live Extrication Drill with Jaws of Life

·         7:30 p.m. – K9 Demonstration with Officer Jones & K9 Willson

·         Dusk – Movie in the Park, “Jurassic World”

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