CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Several Lowcountry law enforcement agencies are participating in National "Night Out Against Crime" Tuesday, August 4.
The annual event started more than 30 years ago.
It began as a program to heighten crime prevention awareness and generate support of local anti-crime programs.
Mount Pleasant Police Department will have two locations with events. One will be at Edwards Park on Bank Street from 6-9pm. The other event will be at White Hall Community Center off Tower Road from 6-9pm. They have numerous bureaus on display such as our K9 officers, Bike Team and Patrol Units. The Mount Pleasant Fire Department will also have their fire trucks on display.
Charleston Police Department will host an event at Joe Riley Stadium from 6-8pm.
They will have two live bands, free food and drinks, activities for kids and adults, McGruff, Police, Fire, and EMS vehicles, and more.
North Charleston Police Department will hold an event at Park Circle from 6-8pm. The event will include static vehicle displays from the North Charleston Police and Fire Departments, Charleston County Aviation Authority, MUSC Public Safety, and SC Highway Patrol. K-9 demonstrations will also take place by Hanahan Police, along with a bike rodeo by MUSC.
Isle of Palms Police Department is holding an event at Isle of Palms Recreation Center. That will go from 6-9pm.
James Island will hold an event at Camp Center Parking lot, outside Town Hall, from 6:30-8pm. That's located at 1238 Camp Road.
Gahagan area of Summerville will hold an event at the 300 block of Factors Walk.
That will be from 6-8pm.
The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office will hold an event at Prince of Orange Mall.
There will be 30 vendors, a big game truck, praise and line dancers, cloggers, food and soft drinks, face painting and a fireworks display.
Georgetown County Sheriff's Office will also hold an event from 4-8pm at Staples Park on Petigru Drive in Pawleys Island.