by Courtney Brown July 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0

National Night Out, photo via flickr.com/photos/taedcD.C. Police are set to bond with residents over hot dogs, burgers and activities next week.

The police department will hold celebrations in each of its seven districts during the annual National Night Out celebration next Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., officials have announced.

In the Third District, which covers Adams Morgan, Shaw, Columbia Heights, Dupont, Logan Circle and other neighborhoods, officers will set up at Bruce Monroe Park (3000 Georgia Ave. NW) with free food, drinks and information for residents.

The event’s purpose is to get people “fighting back” against crime, and more importantly, to have fun, said MPD Community Outreach Coordinator Marco Santiago.

The event will likely include basketball, self-defense classes, a moonbounce and other free activities, Santiago said. One of the event’s main draws each year is the free food, he added.

“All you need to have is food and drink and people will come,” he said.

Photo via Flickr / Ted Eytan

by Daniel Levitt August 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm 0

National Night Out in Dupont Circle, photo via flickr.com/photos/taedc

Residents in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District will be able to meet their local police officers and enjoy free food and activities at Bruce Monroe Park (3000 Georgia Ave NW) during the MPD’s annual National Night Out event tomorrow night from 5 to 8 p.m.

“This is an event for families, neighbors, friends, and those who care about their community to come out,” reads a D.C. government press release.

Police officers and government officials will be on hand to answer residents’ questions and to promote crime awareness.

The event will also feature free food and drinks, games and a moon bounce.

Photo via Flickr.com/photos/taedc

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