Officers posing with little boy dressed as an officer

HPD to host National Night Out Aug. 2

Posted July 15, 2022 in Police by Andrea Litchfield

A police K9, kids’ games, food and prizes, and fire engine tours will be just part of the fun when the City of Hilliard Division of Police hosts the community for the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

This year, the event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Tinapple Park, 5412 Old Creek Lane.

Hilliard police officers will be on hand for various activities, including police cruiser displays.

• Learn about K9 Max from handler Officer Schweickart. The duo will give a demonstration at 6:30 p.m.

• Families can meet with an officer to learn about programs and services offered by the Division, such as vacation house checks, bicycle registration, women’s self defense classes, and the nationally renowned Citizen’s Police Academy program.

• The Norwich Township Fire Department will give tours of its fire engine. A bounce house also will be available for children, courtesy of the department.

• The evening will end with raffles for bicycles and other fun prizes, courtesy of Target. Free food and treats also will be available.

“This is an event we look forward to hosting each year,” said Police Chief Michael Woods. “It’s a great opportunity for community engagement and supports our philosophy of community-oriented policing.”

National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, and to encourage community and police interaction.

The is possible thanks to our sponsors, which include Target, BMW Financial Services, Rita’s Shaved Ice, Milo’s, and the Hilliard Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association.