29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is celebrated each year with the intention of:
— Heightening crime and drug prevention awareness;
— Generating support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
— Strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;
— Sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Below are the events we’ve found taking place at Target stores around the Tampa Bay area:

Join Clearwater Police for National Night Out Against Crime
5-9 p.m.
Date: October 2, 2012
Location: Clearwater Mall (Super Target parking lot)
Cost: FREE
Info: MyClearwater.com

What’s Doing?
The Clearwater Police Department invites the community to participate in an evening of safety awareness during the 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime. Officers will be on hand to talk about safety and crime prevention and address any of your questions. Citizens will have an opportunity to “walk in a police officer’s shoes” with a special interactive traffic stop demonstration. You will see first-hand some of the challenges and dangers police officers face every day. Other demonstrations, displays and services will include:
— The Emergency Response Team (ERT)
— The Mounted Patrol
— FREE document shredding
— Child safety seats checks
— Bicycle safety inspections

Clearwater Mall (Super Target parking lot)
Gulf to Bay Boulevard & US Hwy 19
Clearwater, FL 33759


Largo Celebrates National Night Out
6-8 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Location: Target at Largo Mall & Ulmer Park
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 587-6740 ext. 3154; City of Largo Newsletter

What’s Doing?
The City of Largo neighborhoods are encouraged to join the Largo Police Department in celebrating the 29th Annual National Night Out. New this year, activities will take place at two separate locations:
— Fingerprinting
— Bike registration
— Kid’s safety stations
— Document shredding
— A SWAT display
— A fire extraction demonstration

Target at Largo Mall
10500 Ulmerton Road
Largo FL 33771

Ulmer Park
301 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33770


Zephyrhills FL National Night Out 2012 FlyerNational Night Out 2012 in Zephyrhills
6-9 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Location: Downtown Zephyrhills 5th Avenue
Cost: FREE
Info: Main Street Zephyrhills

What’s Doing?
The Zephyrhills Police Department and Main Street Zephyrhills present National Night Out 2012 — a police-community partnership. This year’s event will include games, food and entertainment by Steel of the Night.

Downtown Zephyrhills
5th Avenue
Zephyrhills, FL 33541


National Night Out in Trinity, FLNational Night Out in Trinity, FL
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Location: Trinity Target
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 376-2140; Pasco Sheriff’s Office

What’s Doing?
The Pasco County Sheriffs Office will hold this event featuring:
— FREE food
— Florida Blood Mobile
— Family activities
— Law enforcement displays

2900 Little Road
Trinity, FL 34655


National Night Out 2012 in Tampa
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Location: Kate Jackson Community Center at Anderson Park
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 259-1704

What’s Doing?
Tampa Police Department will engrave valuables, and Tampa Fire Rescue will be bringing a fire engine.

Kate Jackson Community Center at Anderson Park
821 South Rome Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

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Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge when I publish each event. However, event hosts can reschedule, change or cancel any event at any time. Consequently, I highly recommend both calling ahead and having a back-up plan.