The Sierra Vista Police Department invites community members to enjoy an evening of family-friendly fun at the local National Night Out event in Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Hosted in partnership with the Sierra Vista Target store, the event brings together many area public safety organizations and community groups.
Attendees will get to see equipment, learn about programs, and participate in a variety of free activities. These include a dunk tank hosted by the Sierra Vista Unified School District, tug of war matches between public safety agencies, and canine demonstrations. SVPD Police Chief Adam Thrasher and Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels will be among the local officials doing a shift in the dunk tank.
“We always look forward to National Night Out because it’s an opportunity to interact with local residents in a fun, casual environment,” says Cpl. Tim Wachtel, SVPD public information officer. “We’re not just law enforcement officers; we’re also your friends and neighbors. Being active in the community is a key part of our mission.”
Sales of hot dogs, drinks, and chips will support Christmas with a Cop events in Sierra Vista and Benson.
Enjoy Coffee with a Cop
In conjunction with National Coffee with a Cop Day, the Sierra Vista Police Department will host its first-ever Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Livia’s Coffee, located at 2480 E. Wilcox Drive.
Local residents are invited to stop by and get to know the men and women who help keep them safe. There is no agenda. It’s an opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts, or just chat with your local police officers.