The 38th annual National Night Out in Cherokee County is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the Park at City Center in downtown Woodstock.

The Woodstock Police Department, in partnership with other local public safety agencies, is joining with thousands of communities nationwide for the 38th annual National Night Out

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen police and community partnerships and to send a message that neighborhoods are uniting to fight crime. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 in the Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock.

Partnering with the Woodstock Police Department during this event are agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, the Cherokee Marshal’s Office, the Cherokee County School District Police Department, the Cherokee County E-911 Center, the Canton Police Department, the Holly Springs Police Department, the Ball Ground Police Department and the Woodstock Fire Department. Public safety partners, including local businesses and organizations working to make the community a better place, will also be in attendance.

National Night Out will feature K-9 demonstrations, public safety equipment on display, information from the Safekids organization and more activities for children of all ages. Food and drinks will be available courtesy of the Hartman Law Firm and prepared by Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques.

For more information on this year’s National Night Out event, contact Officer JoAn Willingham at 770-592-6000, ext. 1172, or jwillingham@woodstockga.gov.

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