UAPD Wants to Meet You at National Night Out

  • July 26th, 2021
A man shakes the hand of a police officer at an outdoor event. A K 9 dog sits near him.
A community member meets UAPD Officer Ian Barrett and K-9 Officer Debo at the 2019 National Night Out.

 

The University of Alabama Police Department will meet the community on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Snow Hinton Park during National Night Out.

The annual event promotes partnerships and camaraderie between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, according to the National Night Out website. Community members will learn about each law enforcement agency and be able to ask questions of police officers.

“Our officers always enjoy meeting our neighbors,” said John Hooks, University of Alabama Police Chief. “National Night Out gives us the opportunity to talk to the people we see on our campus and in our community every day in a no-stress environment. It’s a chance for us to let them know we are here if they ever need us.”

In addition to seeing a UAPD patrol vehicle and motorcycle, community members will also have the chance to meet UAPD K-9 officers and their human partners. There will also be giveaways, and a police helicopter and fire trucks will be on display.

Other agencies that will take part in the event include Tuscaloosa and Northport Police Departments, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service. Community organizations such as Tuscaloosa SAFE Center, Turning Point and staff from the Maude L. Whatley Health Center will be on hand to provide information. Food trucks will also be available.

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.