Arlington Heights Police Department and Park District National Night Out is Aug. 3, 2010

Top Rated — Arlington Heights Police Department and Park District National Night Out 2010 returns Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at North School Park 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

The Village of Arlington Heights event has received national recognition for the past five year in 2005-2009. The Arlington Heights Night Out event received it recognition compared to other events in jurisdictions with populations between 50,000 and 99,000. The Arlington Heights NNO celebration has moved up the rankings each year. Last year the event drew a large and friendly crowd that brought a lot of enjoyment for visitors.

During the 2010 event the Village of Arlington Heights and Arlington Heights police are attempting to fill the Arlington Heights Prisoner Transport vehicle with non-perishable food items for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry. Organizers are partnering with the community and other Village of Arlington Heights Departments to reach our goal. Citizens are encouraged to attend and bring a non-perishable food item for donation.

Cook County Sheriff’s Police Bomb Squad with sheriff’s experts and robot in 2009.

National Night Out will be bigger and better in 2010. The following will be part of the event:
¨ Illinois CHIP Program sponsored by the Illinois Masons will provide parents with a free disc containing their child’s fingerprints, photograph and voice sample. A DNA sample can also be requested.
¨ The Arlington Heights Police Department K-9 unit will conduct a full demonstration which includes bite and drug work.
¨ The Arlington Heights Fire Department will conduct a Traffic Crash victim rescue demonstration using various extraction tools.
¨ The Cook County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad will display their equipment which may include an isolation chamber and robot.
¨ The Arlington Heights Police Department Traffic Unit will demonstrate their motorcycle skills.
¨ The American Red Cross is displaying their disaster command post vehicle.
¨ Union Pacific Railroad will have a display.
¨ The United States Army will be bringing their dog tag machine and several vehicles.
¨ The Arlington Heights Park District will provide free beverages and food items, children’s games, business expo and other fun activities.

The National Association of Town Watch and Target Stores sponsor this event nationally.

More info …
The Cardinal photos from last year — Photos: National Night Out a Big Hit in Arlington Heights, North School Park