The Vail Police Department is inviting community members to join them for the annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Residents in neighborhoods throughout Vail, Eagle County and across the nation are urged to participate and spend the evening outside with friends and neighbors at the National Night Out venues. Vail’s event will be taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the south end of the Lionshead parking structure and will include a free barbeque to help celebrate the opening of the Zeke M. Pierce Skatepark.
Police Chief Dwight Henninger is encouraging members of the community to make plans to stop by to meet members of the department. “With the unrest about policing around the country, getting to know your law enforcement officers is a critical part of the long-term solution to this issue,” he said. Chief Henninger currently serves as vice president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
With outreach activities also planned in Avon, Edwards, Gypsum and Basalt, the National Night Out event is intended to enhance the relationships between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
For more information, contact Vail Police Officer Dan Torgerson at 970-479-2200 or Vail Police Commander Daric Harvey at 970-477-3433.