Last Night I visited the plaza where members of the Santa Fe City Police, Sheriff, State Police, and City and County Fire Departments, along with the New Mexico National Guard and the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, participated in America's 23rd Annual Night Out against Crime.
It was a true community event with a Band, Cake Walks, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Popcorn, Games and Prizes. Each agency had booths with information, specialty vehicles and robots on display and lots of free stuff for the kids. The National Guard had a basketball toss game and one of the biggest hits a rock climbing tower.
The organizers did a great job of putting on the event and deserve much accolades for their hard work. The event was well attended by many locals who came out to celebrate National Night Out. Here are some pictures of the event. I apologize to the City Fire Department and the County Eldorado Volunteer Fire Department as well as the National Guard, I forgot to take pictures of their displays.
Judy and Corporal Vanessa man ( is that the right word?) the Sheriff's Booth.
My favorite booth, the popcorn and snow cone booth.
Jordan and the Safety Pup !
Sgt Ken, Corporal Vanessa and myself with our Community Support Services Vehicle.
Sgt. Ken and Corp. Vanessa with the Community Suport Services Vehicle. This vehicle is used to visit schools and community events and has been nicknamed "spongebob" by the kids.
My old Police Academy schoolmate and former partner Captain Gary Johnson from the City Police, and myself in front of their new Armored Swat Vehicle.
Britney and the New Mexico State Police Mobile Command Post.