The police want you on the street. But don’t worry, this night out is all about community

Hallandale Beach officers demonstrate K-9 maneuvers at a National Night Out event in 2011 at Gulfstream Park.
Hallandale Beach officers demonstrate K-9 maneuvers at a National Night Out event in 2011 at Gulfstream Park. Miami Herald File / 2011

Nighttime is a chance to cozy up and watch those missed episodes of “Orange is the New Black.” But police departments across South Florida are encouraging people to leave their air-conditioned homes and Netflix marathons on Tuesday night for some free fun and safety tips.

It’s National Night Out, and that means cops and the community will come together to build bonds against crime.

Tuesday is an opportunity to meet and chat with police officers in a friendly environment. Some departments will host cookouts, bookbag giveaways, and public-safety demonstrations. Miami cops will even show off a purple police car that was designed by an artist.

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Police departments across South Florida will hold events Tuesday night that include demonstrations, food and music. Miami Herald File

Here are some events hosted by a police department near you:

Miami-Dade Police Department

Kendall District

76th Ave. and SW 64th St.

6-8 p.m.

Midwest District

North Trail Park, 780 NW 127th Ave.

6-8 p.m.

Northwest District

North Pointe YMCA, 7351 NW 186th St.

5-8 p.m

Northside District

Silver Blue Lake Apartments, 1401 NW 103rd St.

5-8 p.m.

Intracoastal District

Highland Oaks Park, 20300 NE 24th Ave.

7-10 p.m.

South District

Perrine Park at 10301 SW 170th Ter.

4-8 p.m.

Hammocks District

Winston Park at 8100 SW 132nd Ave.

5-8 p.m.

Miami Police Department

North District

Liberty Square at NW 14th Ave. and 64th Street

4-8 p.m.

South District

Shenandoah Park, 1800 SW 21st Ave.

4-8 p.m.

Central District

Roberto Clemente Park, 101 NW 34th St.

4-8 p.m.

Coral Gables Police Department

Shops at Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave.

5-8 p.m.

Hollywood Police Department

MLK Community Center, 2400 Charleston St

6-8 p.m.

Community Gardens at 2316 Adams St.

6:30-9 p.m.

Federation Plaza (Indoors) at 3081 Taft St.

5-7 p.m.

North & South of West Park Rd (between 37th and 39th Ave.)

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Washington Park Community Center at 5199 Pembroke Rd.

7-9 p.m.

Broward Sheriff’s Office

Deerfield Beach

Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd. (Bald Eagle Shelter)

6-9 p.m.

Pembroke Park/West Park

Mary Saunders Park, 4750 S.W. 21st St.

6-9 p.m.

Pompano Beach

E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

6-9 p.m.


Tamarac District Office, 7515 NW 88th Ave.

6-8:30 p.m.

Call your local police department for events in your city.