The Richardson Police Department will host its annual public safety exhibit on Saturday as part of its National Night Out community building program.
The one-year campaign is designed to raise awareness about crime prevention, generate support and participation in local crime-fighting programs, strengthen police-community partnerships and communicate that neighborhoods are organized and fight crime, according to the Richardson Police Department website.
Vendors and city departments will provide safety and emergency preparedness information at the family event on Saturday, the department’s website said. Participants will be able to see police and fire vehicles as well as a helicopter.
Members of the SWAT team and officers from the police bike unit will meet attendees at the event, according to the department’s website. The K9 unit and the drone team will also be holding demonstrations.
Other offerings will include balloon animals and crushed ice from Kona Ice.
The free event will take place from 9 am to noon at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road.
In 2020, Richardson took first place among US cities with 100,000 to 299,000 residents participating in the National Night Out campaign.