- Published on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 19:58
- Written by Super User
The Carolina Beach Police Department joined the Sheriff's Department, Fire Department and EMS for National Night Out as a public outreach program held at the Boardwalk Tuesday August 6th.
CAROLINA BEACH - Tuesday, August 6th, marked the 4th annual National Night Out (NNO) event conducted in Carolina Beach by the Carolina Beach Police Department and the Police Advisory Committee.
The event was held at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk starting at 7PM near the Gazebo. Police officers were present as well as Sheriff Ed McMahon and deputies from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office were on hand to meet with the public to talk about crime prevention or other issues.
The Police Advisory Committee was seeking input on parking and pedestrian traffic on the Island. Tuesday at the Boardwalk was also Family Night and a great opportunity to enjoy the Boardwalk while giving children an opportunity to interact with law enforcement. Carolina Beach Police were on hand making child ID cards for parents that wished to have them for their children. Fire Chief Griffin and members of the Carolina Beach Fire Department were present with a fire truck for all to inspect and to answer questions.
New this year, members of the New Hanover Regional Emergency Medical Services will were present with an ambulance. NNO is a national event that is taking place in over 16,000 communities around the country. Its focus is to increase the growth of neighborhood watch groups and alert residents to report suspicious behavior and crime. All the departments had give-a-ways for children who attended the event. Once again this year, Target Department Stores associates were there to interact with all. Target is a national sponsor of NNO and promotes the event. Target also had free items for those who attended.
The Carolina Beach Police Advisory Committee meets at 7PM at Town Hall on the first Monday of the month. Call 910-458-2999 for more information.