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posted Sep 16, 2013, 1:46 PM by MaQuade Chesley   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 1:56 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Mesquite, NV –The Mesquite Police Department has added a new twist to this year’s Mesquite Night Out by inviting community clubs and organizations to join emergency service and non-profit organizations to provide information and demonstrations for residents.


The event will be held this Thursday, September 19th, at 5:30 pm, on the west sports field at the Mesquite Recreation Center.  Residents can take pictures alongside a helicopter, police vehicles, and fire apparatus. Thirty information tables will surround the field anchored by a community performance stage. 


Mesquite Police, Mesquite Fire & Rescue, Bunkerville Fire Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Clark County Office of Emergency Management will explain programs and demonstrate equipment used to safeguard the community.


Amateur Radio Operators, an RC Flying club, ATV club, and a GPS club are among the groups that will have members available to answer questions.  The Nevada State Bicycle, Pedestrian & Safe Routes to School program will be represented.


“There are many great clubs and organizations in the community looking for members.  The police department wants residents to know their neighbors, and belonging to a club or organization is a great way to bring people together. When we work and play together we can build a strong community that can resist undesirable influences,” said Sgt. Mike Van Houten.


The Mesquite Community Combo Band, Mrs. Senior Mesquite, an Elvis impersonator, and a demonstration by a local Tae Kwon Do group will perform on the community stage. Non-profit organizations and community service providers will also be available to answer questions and the Mesquite Elk’s Lodge will continue their tradition of providing complimentary food at the event.


For more information log onto the Mesquite NV Police facebook page.