Morgan Hill Police was one of many public safety agencies nationwide that participated in the National Night Out Aug. 7. Also present at the local event, which took place on Depot Street in the city’s downtown, were the Morgan Hill Fire Department, Santa Clara County Fire Department, South County Fire District, CalFire and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
The annual event encourages local police and firefighters to engage with their community’s residents in a fun, relaxed social setting. Children were invited to climb on police motorcycles, patrol cars, fire engines and the SWAT team’s armored vehicle. Family friendly fun, games and giveaways were offered throughout the evening.
Public safety agencies in Gilroy and Hollister also held National Night Out events in their respective communities Aug. 7.