Carson City Sheriff hosts annual National Night Out

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO)- Carson City Sheriff's annual National Night Out is back. It is taking place Tuesday, August 7, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mills Park in Carson City.

It is a community-building event that promotes law enforcement and community partnerships, and it focuses on ways of heightening awareness about all crime and ways on preventing it.

National Night Out happens internationally, but the Carson City Sheriff's office hosts one of the biggest National Night Out events in the country and they expect this year to be bigger and better than ever.

There will be other law enforcement agencies there. There will be activities for children and adults. Some of the activities will include real-life scenarios such as what happens when you text and drive, some DUI scenarios and what happens when you do not wear seatbelts, and more.

The event will focus on ways the community can prevent crime and where people can go if they need assistance.

Carson City Sheriff, Ken Furlong says, "One of the most impacting things I see from my position is very often people struggle with issues, but they do not know where to turn," said Furlong, "On Tuesday night, every place that you can turn for assistance is right there at one spot at one place at one time."

One of the ways the community can help prevent crime is to report suspicious activities. Kids will also learn what they can do to prevent crime.

"We encourage children to report when strangers are trying to talk to them," said Deputy Lisa Davis. "There have been abductions so we want them to talk to the adults."

The event is free and deputies will be giving away hot dogs.

For more information on National Night Out, click here