APD PAR Officers & BID Businesses Host the 35th Anniversary of National Night Out

August 7th, 2019

Residents of Aurora were invited to celebrate National Night Out with the Aurora Police Department and the rest of the country on Tuesday, August the 7th.
Our On Havana Street Aurora Police Department PAR, Police Area Representatives, Officers in District 1 & the BID businesses hosted the community gathering to celebrate National Night Out at Utah Park.  

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The goal of the campaign is to make Aurora a safer place.

The Police Area Representative Teams for District 1, which serves West Aurora (areas west of I-225)  hosted two community gatherings to celebrate the 35th anniversary of National Night Out.

North Event
Moorehead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

South Event
Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St.
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

There were two locations in District 1 and our PAR officers On Havana Street hosted the free community event at Utah Park. It was a beautiful Colorado evening full of live music, salsa lessons, FREE BBQ, hot dogs, burgers, salad, cole slaw, cookies,  face painting, animal balloon making and great community bonding.
Even though this event was not physically hosted On Havana Street this event was hosted by our #onhavanastreet @aurorapolicedepartment PAR officers and businesseses in the district.
The stage and entertainment by @richielaw was sponsored by the @Stampede and chairs & table rentals were from @allseasonrental, @falckrockymtn provided & grilled the hot dogs and burgers, and @bimbobakeryusa who distributes all the breads to our On Havana Street groceries stores donated 1000s of buns and baked snacks.
In addition, our APD officers raffled gift cards donated by On Havana Street businesses to the crowd in between entertainment sets.
Thank you to the @AuroraPoliceDepartment for hosting the National Night Out.
 To learn more about the event visit
 “National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.”

“Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.”

See photos from the Utah Park National Night Out below:

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