The St. Augustine Beach Police Department will host National Night Out 2018 on August 7, 2018 from 5 – 8 pm at the St. Augustine Beach Pier.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

The event, in its 35-year nationally, is aimed at enhancing the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it hopes to provide a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.

Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

Who Will Be There

National Night Out is hosted by the St. Augustine Beach Police Department, but other local law enforcement agencies and emergency services will be on hand as well.

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, St. Augustine Police Department, St. Johns Fire Rescue, St. Augustine Fire Rescue, Fish and Wildlife, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Florida Highway Patrol will be there to just name a few.

Other agencies like Emergency Management, Seniors Against Crime, and multiple other non-profit agencies will be there as well.

There will also be exhibitors, child safety education information, DNA kits, emergency vehicles, law enforcement personnel, giveaways and more.

There will be multiple different vehicles from the different agencies for you to see and even sit in including the SJSO Chopper, an FHP trooper vehicle, and SABPD car. There will also be multiple safety demonstrations and exhibits for you to view. One year, FHP came out with a machine to show you how not wearing your seat belt can put your life at risk.

Guests will be able to visit with law enforcement personnel, take photos with them and their vehicles, and learn more about what it is they do. There will be K9s on site who would love some scratches too!

Why You Should Go

This family-friendly event gives kids of all ages a chance to an get up close look at some of the equipment that law enforcement uses to keep them safe. Whether it is a vehicle, a motorcycle, a chopper, or a K9 and a robot – this is their chance to see it all in person.

It also gives guests a chance to talk with law enforcement officers and deputies, ask questions, and get to know them. Their goal is to increase awareness about law enforcement and promote police/community partnerships throughout the entire county.