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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Here are some events hosted by a police department near you:
Miami-Dade Police Department
76th Ave. and SW 64th St.
North Trail Park, 780 NW 127th Ave.
North Pointe YMCA, 7351 NW 186th St.
Silver Blue Lake Apartments, 1401 NW 103rd St.
Highland Oaks Park, 20300 NE 24th Ave.
Perrine Park at 10301 SW 170th Ter.
Winston Park at 8100 SW 132nd Ave.
Miami Police Department
Liberty Square at NW 14th Ave. and 64th Street
Shenandoah Park, 1800 SW 21st Ave.
Roberto Clemente Park, 101 NW 34th St.
Coral Gables Police Department
Shops at Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave.
Hollywood Police Department
MLK Community Center, 2400 Charleston St
Community Gardens at 2316 Adams St.
Federation Plaza (Indoors) at 3081 Taft St.
North & South of West Park Rd (between 37th and 39th Ave.)
Washington Park Community Center at 5199 Pembroke Rd.
Broward Sheriff’s Office
Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd. (Bald Eagle Shelter)
Pembroke Park/West Park
Mary Saunders Park, 4750 S.W. 21st St.
E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tamarac District Office, 7515 NW 88th Ave.
Call your local police department for events in your city.