Rock Valley College

RVC and Rockford Police Departments Partnering for National Night Out

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Event Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Event Contact: Julie Boggie, 815-921-4356


The Rock Valley College Police Department and Rockford Police Department are teaming up to host a National Night Out event at Rock Valley College on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will primarily take place in Parking Lot 2 on RVC's main campus (3301 North Mulford Road) with some additional attractions located in the Physical Education Center (PEC).

National Night Out is an excellent opportunity to promote public and police partnerships, crime prevention, and community camaraderie. Some of the highlights at this year's event will include:

  • Self-defense and safety tips
  • K9 and mobile field force demonstrations
  • Vehicles on display, including police and military vehicles, fire trucks, and the Rockford Police Command Center
  •  REACT helicopter on campus (7:30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Photo spot where kids can have a picture taken with or in a squad car
  • Community vendors
  • Games
  • Music
  • Giveaways
  • Free food

The event is free and open to anyone in the community.

The introduction of National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime", in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.