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National Night Out

National Night Out was established to heighten crime and drug prevention. Towns and Municipalities throughout the nation participate on this on the same night. Its is designed to improve relationships between the community and the Police Department, as well as helping neighbors get-to-know each other a little better. When the Ocean City Police Department first started to participate in National Night Out, we would set up a table at the music pier and handed out informational pamphlets. We felt that this was too impersonal. We wanted to bring awareness as well as bring the community together. What better way then to have a carnival. The main goal is creating a free, fun, family environment for everyone to come out, enjoy themselves and be educated at the same time. Thanks to the support of the Ocean City Policeman’s Benevolent Association, Local # 61, we were able make this event such a huge success. We were able to move from one table at the music pier to the Carnival at the ball fields at 6th and Bay. This year we’ve added some carnival games for the kids to participate in for a chance to win prizes. We still have the inflatable bouncers, face painting, music, and the crowd favorite; Dunk tanks. Not only will you get to dunk Police Officers but this year you may have the chance to soak some of the faculty and staff from the Ocean City school district. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 5-9 pm at the Dick Grimes Sports complex located at 6th Street and Bay Avenue. It is a great time for the entire family. We encourage all ages to come out and have a fantastic evening.