Media Release Number 14-014
Event: National Night Out Against Crime
Date/Time: Tuesday August 5, 2014 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Location: Margate Sports Complex, 1755 Banks Rd.
The Margate Police Department is hosting its Fourteenth Annual National Night Out Against Crime at the Margate Sports Complex, located on Banks Roads between Copans Road and Coconut Creek Parkway. The National Association of Town Watch selected the City of Margate as a National Award winner 2004 through 2012.
National Night Out Against Crime is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and to send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.
We will have free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, refreshments and carnival rides for the kids. Children can have a free photo taken on a Margate Police motorcycle (compliments of Best Buy - Margate). Come out and meet Ashley Lawrence from the hit Animal Planet TV show, Gator Boys, who will be signing autographs and taking photos. There will be a show with Tahitian dancers, fire knife warriors and Tahitian drumming presented by Moeata Luau Entertainment.
The Margate Police Department will be showcasing the various services provided by the City of Margate, including, but not limited to: Margate Police K-9 Unit demonstrations; law enforcement marine vessels; Margate Police Special Response Team (SRT), Coconut Creek SWAT and Coral Springs SWAT; Margate/Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Extrication Demonstration and antique fire engines. The Broward Sheriff’s Office will present their Aviation Unit (helicopter) and the Sheriff’s Posse (police horses). Our proud law enforcement and military partners will be on hand with military vehicles from each branch of the Armed Forces; the United States Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement SWAT Team Trailer; Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife vessel, Mobile Command Vehicles, Secret Service Agents & The Presidential Limousine, U.S. Homeland Security and their helicopter and The Transportation Security Administration. Broward County Crime Stoppers will provide free kids identification fingerprinting.
Sports fans can enjoy displays from the Florida Panthers. Enjoy music and entertainment on stage. The Home Depot will have a children’s work shop on site. Food will be provided from the Coconut Creek Seminole Casino and Penn Dutch Meats. Come and meet and mingle with the men and women of federal, state and local law enforcement and the military personnel who defend our way of life.
Parking is free!
For further information, contact Officer Tony Careccia at The Neighborhood Policing Division. (954) 972-1232.