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National Night Out in Bensalem and Middletown

This nationwide event promotes police-community partnerships

The police department of Bensalem and Middletown townships are hosting National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 2. National Night Out is an annual, nationwide community policing event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

Middletown’s runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Municipal Center. Families and community members can meet local police officers and participate in police demonstrations.

“National Night Out is a great opportunity for police officers to engage with residents,” said Middletown Township board of supervisors chairperson Mike Ksiazek. “It’s a fun night that brings out a true sense of community.”

Activities include crafts, throwing a pie in the face of a local elected official, basketball, jumbo yard games and more. Shop small from vendors and grab a bite from a food truck.

In Bensalem, National Night Out runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2400 Byberry Road. Guests can experience the department’s “Behind Closed Doors” educational trailer; a K9 demonstration; vehicle displays, including the crime scene truck, command post, motorcycles, patrol cards, SWAT, police drone, Philadelphia Police helicopter and the Copsicle Ice Cream Bus; and light refreshments.

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