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Manassas City Police officers enjoy a game of tug-of-war with neighborhood children at the Manassas National Night Out event in 2018. This year's National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 6. 

Community members are invited to spend some time outside with their local law enforcement officers Tuesday night as part of the 36th annual National Night Out.

Police departments throughout the country take place in this annual event to promote police-community relationships neighborhood camaraderie and safety.

The Prince William County Police Department will observe National Night out “by encouraging County residents to lock their doors, turn on outdoor lights and spend the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 6, outside with their neighbors as a symbol that they care about their neighborhoods,” according to a police department news release.

Neighborhood Watches and other groups throughout the county will host motorcade stops and invite police officers and other law enforcement personnel for refreshments, according to the news release.

In the City of Manassas, the Manassas Police Department will host its seventh annual National Night out event on Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. 

The Manassas event “is a fun family-friendly event that gives the public an opportunity to meet their local police officers while experiencing exciting static and interactive law enforcement displays,”according to a police department news release. 

This year’s displays include specialty unit equipment and vehicles and a K-9 demonstration.   Representatives from local and federal law enforcement agencies will also provide prevention and awareness information, according to the police news release. 

Free food will be provided by the Manassas City Police Association and the Fraternal Order of Police Battlefield Lodge will have the Snowie snow cone truck on-site. 

Activities for kids include a bounce house and the Police Pal Pass program. Kids who get eight officers to sign their Police Pal Pass car will receive a prize bag at the Community Services tent. 

Manassas Park residents are invited to join in the Manassas Park Police Department’s National Night Out celebration, Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Signal Hill Park, 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park.

The Manassas Park event features local, state and federal law enforcement exhibits, equipment and personnel. Also at the event will be civic outreach organizations, lots of food, fun and more.  (See 

The Haymarket Police Department will celebrate National Night Out at the QBE Business Park, 14600 Washington St., Haymarket, on Aug. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. There will be raffles, food trucks, dunking booths, a kids zone and bounce houses.

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