Over 40 organizations were represented at the event which filled the Rec Center’s athletic field. Many activities were available including pedal cars, fingerprinting, the Fire House Rock program, police tactical demonstrations, and a roll car demonstrator. Parents and children spent time meeting and asking questions of police officers, firemen, and animal control officers.
“This event is all about getting to know the community members whom we serve. We want them to know we care for them and that we are here for them,” said Police Lieutenant Maquade Chesley. During the event the crowd expressed appreciation for the officers by attaching messages to a police vehicle.
Mesquite Night Out is the first of three fall events hosted by the Mesquite Police Department. Trunk or Treat will be held at the Rec Center on Saturday, October 31st and Shop with a Cop will take place in late December. Donations to support police programs can be made in person at 695 Mayan Circle, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.