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National Night Out Takes Place Tonight

August 6, 2013

National Night Out is an event that's been taking place around the U.S. since 1984. It is designed to increase awareness for police programs in the community.

Tuesday night Albemarle Co. Police are asking you to come out and help them take back the community.

Last year hundreds of people came out to the event and got a chance to learn more about the Albemarle Co. Police Department (ACPD). This year is expected to be just as fun. There will even be a first ever public appearance by the department’s dive team.

There will also be kids fishing, fun with the K-9 unit and a bike rodeo.

“This is a police sponsored event but it's really for the entire community,” says Carter Johnson from the ACPD. “We want everyone to be able to come together and learn more about the police department and different events and activities taking place in our area and community.”

“We also really want to be able to demonstrate some of the different tools and groups we have here in the department,” says Johnson.

The department will also have a DUI and texting while driving simulator to show young drivers the dangers of driving under the influence and texting behind the wheel.

National Night Out will be held at Old Trail Village in Crozet. Fishing for the kids begins at 5pm and the other events begin at 6pm.

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