National Night Out a chance to meet Garfield County law enforcement |

National Night Out a chance to meet Garfield County law enforcement

Community members are invited to come and party with local law enforcement agencies throughout Garfield County on Tuesday, Aug. 5.The Glenwood Springs Police Department, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Target and Dairy Queen are sponsoring the 25th annual National Night Out. Two separate events will be from 5-7:30 p.m. at City Hall in Glenwood Springs and at the City Market in Battlement Mesa.The ice cream social will have ice cream and root beer floats, and Valley View Hospital will provide baked treats at City Hall. While the Sheriff’s Office will host the event in Battlement Mesa with root beer floats and free bottled water, deputies who patrol the Battlement Mesa/Parachute area will be available to meet the public and answer questions.The event aims to improve police and community relations and is an excellent opportunity for the community to meet with the various law enforcement agencies as well as several of the service organizations from the community.Information from various agencies will be available, including the aforementioned sheriff’s office, GSPD, the Colorado Division of Wildlife and other local organizations and businesses.The information will be diverse, ranging from a short presentation on living with a local bear population from the DOW, to identity theft information and a seat belt demonstration from the Colorado State Patrol.Paper Wise will be on hand with a shred truck to assist residents with free shredding of their personal sensitive documents and records that might other wise fall into the wrong hands.Glenwood Springs Police will have a demonstration illustrating the effects of driving while being under the influence of alcohol. This is accomplished with the aid of special glasses that give the impression of various stages of alcohol consumption.Berthod Motors will provide an off-road vehicle for those interested in experiencing the effects of alcohol while driving a vehicle.The local quartet, Just Between Friends, are scheduled to perform during the event in Glenwood Springs. The public and their families are urged to participate in these community events. More information can be acquired by calling 384-6500.

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