Meet Your Local First Responders

Meet Your Local First Responders for National Night Out on Aug. 7
Posted on 07/16/2018
National Night Out LogoThe City of Mill Creek will celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 7 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Pine Meadow Park, 15803 32nd Ave. SE in Mill Creek. The community is invited to join the Mill Creek Police Department and Snohomish County Fire 7 for fun family activities, food, and crime prevention and disaster preparedness information.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors, first responders and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

“This is a great family event,” said Mill Creek Police Detective Sergeant Stan White. “There will be displays and fun activities from the police and fire departments. We will be giving away hot dogs and kettle corn. And Officer Nathan Lerma and K9 Bagira will make an appearance, freshly back from detection training.”

This year’s activities also include basketball, a bouncy house, and impaired goggles that simulate being under the influence of alcohol. A perennial favorite, kids also can participate in speed pitch, where they throw a ball at a screen and an officer with a radar gun takes a speed reading. Kids are then given “speeding tickets” that record how fast they pitched. Information will be provided about crime prevention and fire safety.

Mill Creek neighborhoods are encouraged to host their own parties and register those gatherings at Police personnel will stop by during the festivities and bring little gifts.