Podcast: What’s Up Bainbridge:
City Police Offer Aug 5th “Night Out” for the family

<i>Podcast: What’s Up Bainbridge:</i> <br>City Police Offer Aug 5th “Night Out” for the family


WhatsUpPodcast_150x150 at 72dpiIn this podcast, Bainbridge Island Police Officer Carla Sias describes the department’s annual National Night Out event. Carla is the annual organizer of the event.

At the Bainbridge Island National Night Out, the dunk tank features City and School officials and community celebrities.
At the Bainbridge Island National Night Out, the dunk tank features City and School officials and community celebrities.

It takes place Tuesday, August 5th, from 5 to 8pm, outdoors at the Sakai Intermediate School, and its free for the whole family.

Here’s some of what you’ll find at this year’s Night Out:

  • a Fire Dept vehicle – use the hose!
  • Police cars to explore
  • a Coast Guard boat, and a canine officer
  • the BI Police boat to explore
  • a dunk tank (with Chief Hamner, City Manager Doug Schulze, journalist Sarah Lane, BHS Assistant Principal Tina Lemmon, and many more)
  • a water balloon toss
  • face painting with Kidimu
  • a bomb truck from a Federal agency
  • Westsound Wildlife, with a rescued animal
  • Child ID kits
  • live music
At last year's Night Out, face-painting and "fingerprinting" were two of the activities offered by Bainbridge Island police officers at National Night Out
At last year’s Night Out, face-painting and “fingerprinting” were two of the activities offered by Bainbridge Island police officers at National Night Out

There’s also free food (such as hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, sno-cones, cotton candy.

And there will be free prize giveaways such as: an iPod; an ADT security installation; a Best Western overnight stay; some BonBon candy; and more.

The underlying theme of these celebrations is crime-prevention. It occurs in 16,000+ communities in 50 states and military bases worldwide.

It provides an important opportunity for citizens to send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, safety, awareness, and police-community partnerships.

At Night Out, kids can climb aboard a police car, fire truck, police boat and more.
At Night Out, kids can climb aboard a police car, fire truck, police boat and more.

Credits: BCB host and editor: Barry Peters; BCB music splash: Tim Bird; BCB ferry music: Dogfish Bay Studios; podcast art: artopia creative