Join Bella Vista Police Department for annual Night Out

Event to be held at Kingsdale Pavilion Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Members of the Bella Vista Police Department are excited to welcome the public to the annual National Night Out, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Kingsdale Pavilion.

Come hang out with your local police officers and enjoy free food, music, a drunk driving simulator, an interesting evidence table and more. Kids (and adults, too!) will have the opportunity to explore a police car — lights, sirens and all — and the Animal Control truck. A misting tent will be provided by the Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation.

Back again this year — bring your bikes and helmets from home for the GPP Cycling bike rodeo! Pro bike mechanics will be available for bike safety checks and helmet fits, for kids and adults. Come test your abilities on a bike skills obstacle course and learn about bike safety!

New this year, the Bella Vista Property Owners Association will allow the public admission to the Kingsdale Pool from 5 to 8 p.m. for only $1.

The national event, in its seventh year in Bella Vista, is part of a larger initiative to familiarize community members with law enforcement officers and programs in their area, and help build partnerships between police and the public they serve and protect.

This year’s event will be the first for newly named Chief of Police James Graves.

 “Come join us for Night Out — a great time to meet your local law enforcement and your neighbors,” Graves said. “Help us continue to make Bella Vista a great community.”

Follow the event on the department’s Facebook page for more details. For other questions, call the Police Department at 479-855-3771.




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