Among other activities, there will be information booths for the department’s Explorer’s program and the Citizen Police Academy, tours of the police department and emergency response vehicles.
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The city put on its first National Night Out in about 15 years last year, and several hundred people came out to the Justice Center. That gave the department and city the incentive to not only continue the event, but to expand it.
While it brings police officers and the community together, it also builds on the sense of community, said Fairfield Police Maj. Ken Gerold.
“It brings the city together,” he said. “People not only talk with the police officers, but they get out and talk with other residents.”
Gerald said he’s hopeful this year’s event sees a bigger turnout than last year’s National Night Out.