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Public invited to National Night Out Against Crime 2012, Aug. 7

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The public is invited to the 28th Annual National Night Out Against Crime from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7 in the southwest parking lot at South 11th and West College on the Montana State University campus.

There will be a bicycle safety rodeo for children with a limited number of free bicycle helmets; information on personal and home safety, Internet safety, fire safety, and general crime prevention; fun contests for children with chances to win some great prizes from local businesses; tours of police and sheriff cars, fire trucks and an ambulance; a Jaws of Life demonstration; an air ambulance; K9 demonstrations; child fingerprinting and many other fun activities for all ages.  Local banks will discuss identity theft and fraud prevention.  A variety of local food vendors will be on-site as well. The event is open to the entire community with no admission charge.

There will also be a dunk tank with proceeds going to the "Fight Cancer for Caden" campaign.  Caden is the son of Bozeman Fire Chief Jason Shrauger, who was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma last spring.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized to prevent crime.

The Bozeman National Night Out event is sponsored by the Bozeman Police Department, Bozeman Fire Department, Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, Montana State University Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol, American Medical Response, Montana Department of Transportation, the United States Forest Service, the City of Bozeman Recreation Department, along with various local businesses and graduates of the Bozeman Police Department Citizen's Police Academy. 

For more information about this event, please call the Bozeman Police Department Crime Prevention Office at 582-2234.