Leesburg Police Gear Up for National Night Out

The Leesburg Police Department will host the annual National Night Out festivities Tuesday, Aug. 2. This year’s main event will be held in the Heritage Square community at 80 Hancock Place NE, with satellite locations in the Sycamore Hill community (Gingko Terrace) and Loudoun Hills (Meadows Lane NE).

With co-sponsor the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out serves to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The event will run from 6-8 p.m. Sponsors for this year’s event include Wegmans, Target, Kohl’s, Chick-fil-A, and Cobb Theater. Other partners include Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation, Leesburg Police Citizens Support Team, Leesburg Police Explorer Post #1041, the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, InTotal Health, and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #69.

Events will include a barrel train, moon bounce, obstacle course, McGruff the Crime Dog, prize giveaways, crime prevention tips, food and beverages, and the FOP “Paddy Wagon.”

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