LIST: Dates and times for National Night Out events in the Midlands

(WIS) - Law enforcement agencies across the country are taking part in National Night Out, a community-based call for the public to celebrate and meet with law enforcement in their areas through "police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie."

The events, in their 35th year nationally, have been held annually on the first Tuesday of August.

A number of law enforcement agencies in the Midlands are participating. Here's where you can join in the drive to make our communities safer through your own involvement:

Fort Jackson

The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will host a National Night Out at 5 p.m., Aug. 7, to promote safety within the community. There will be events at three locations. Balfour Beatty Community Center will have a K-9 demonstration from 6-6:30 p.m. Child & Youth Services will have the drunk goggles and identity kits from 5-7 p.m. McLeod Court will have a drone demonstration from 5:30-7 p.m.

Columbia Police Department

Get to know members of the Columbia Police Department officers and neighbors during the 11th Annual National Night Out Kick-Off at Spirit Communications Park on Friday, Aug. 3. See their Facebook event here.

Gaston Police Department

Irmo Police Department 

Their event will be on Tuesday, Aug. 7 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Irmo Community Park. See their Facebook event post here.

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office 

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street in Winnsboro.

Lexington County Sheriff's Department 

LCSD will be at a number of locations for National Night Out. Here are the locations and times:

  • style="background:white;">Three Fountains, 2606 Emanuel Church Rd, 6 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Barnwell Estates, 1165 Barnwell Rd, 6 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Whitehall, Tudor/Silvermill roads, 6-7 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Whitehall II, 434 Forest Grove Cir, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">River Oaks, 5324 Bush River Rd, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Stratton Place, 106 Stratton Ct, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Woodland Village, 2221 Bush River Rd, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Waters at Berryhill, 18 Berryhill Rd, 4-6 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Landmark, 19 Landmark Dr, 6-8 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Hallmark, Century Drive end of the circle, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Rapids, 520 Rapids Rd, 6-7 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">MacGregor Downs, pool area, 6-7 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Wal-Mart, 1780 South Lake Dr, 5-8 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Lloydwood, 329 Southall Rd, 6-8 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Gaston Civic Center, 131 North Carlisle St, 6-9 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Ridgefield, 142 Hollow Stump Rd, 7-9 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">The Grove, 2842 Neely Wingard Rd, 7-9 p.m.
  • style="background:white;">Batesburg-Leesville, North Oak St and West Railroad Ave, 6-7:30 p.m. (Aug. 8)

Elgin Police Department 

The event is happening Aug. 7 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Potter Park, located on Potter Drive in Elgin.

Lexington Police Department

The event will be held on Tuesday, August 7 at the Lexington Square Park on 205 East Main Street in Lexington from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.

It is free of charge and families who attend can enjoy dinner, festivities and fun thanks to key partnerships with several Town of Lexington businesses and organizations.

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