SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Meador Park in Springfield will be the host location of this year's "National Night Out." The event is planned for Tuesday, August 7th, from 7pm to 9pm. The park is located at 2500 S. Fremont, northwest of the Battlefield Mall.
The police department says the purpose of the event is to increase crime prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and partnerships between the community and police. Officers also hope to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized against fighting crime.
Springfield Police will have several of its vehicles on display, including the DWI Enforcement vehicle and the department's Segways.