The community and area law enforcement are coming together this Tuesday for National Night Out.
The event is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of August as a community building campaign promoting community-police relationships across the country, in U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide, according to the National Night Out website.
Two events are taking place with local law enforcement to celebrate in the Wilmington area.
The Wilmington Police Department and Wilmington Fire Department, along with staff from Mission BBQ, will be gathered in the parking lot of Target, 4711 New Centre Drive from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Citizens can meet-and-greet with officers and firefighters during that time.
In Carolina Beach, multiple agencies are getting together, including the Carolina Beach Police Department, Kure Beach Police Department, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and members of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo on Cape Fear Boulevard. According to Carolina Beach Police Chief Chris Spivey, there will be several events for the kids, including music.
For a look at last year’s event in Carolina Beach, click on the slide show below