Eighth Annual National Night Out – Tuesday August 1st

Our eighth annual National Night Out will be in just a few weeks – Tuesday August 1, 2023 from 6 pm – 8 pm on Academy Street, between East Main Street and East Delaware Avenue.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Together, we are making that happen.

From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, neighbors throughout Newark and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.

The event provides a chance for the public to meet and interact with local first responders and to learn about what they do on a daily basis. Agencies will be showcasing some of their equipment and specialized units.

The following agencies have confirmed their attendance:

  • Newark Police Department
    • Animal Control
    • Crisis Negotiations Team
    • Communications – Command Post Vehicle
    • Evidence Detection Unit
    • K-9 Unit
    • Police Athletic League
    • SWAT
    • Traffic Unit – Motorcycles
    • Victim Services
  • University of Delaware Police Department
  • Delaware Natural Resources Police – Parks
  • Delaware Natural Resources Police – Fish & Wildlife
  • Delaware Department of Correction Probation & Parole
  • Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company
  • University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit
  • New Castle County Emergency Medical Services Paramedics
  • Delaware Air National Guard
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Delaware Department of Transportation – Pedestrian Safety

The following events are scheduled to take place:

  • 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Newark PD K9 Unit demonstration
  • 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm – Aetna HHL fire prevention and vehicle extrication demonstrations
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Newark PAL trailer with games and activities for kids

Music will be provided by Sam Capolongo – https://www.samcapolongo.com/

The UD Creamery truck will sell their legendary locally made ice cream.

Additional information can be found here.

Snacks and drinks will be available free of charge courtesy of our local sponsors: