The Department of Public Safety and Santa Fe based law enforcement, first responders and service agencies will host the 38th Annual National Night Out today at the Villa Linda Park and Santa Fe Place Mall. Courtesy/DPS
SANTA FE — The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be joined by Santa Fe based law enforcement, first responders, and service agencies to host the 38th Annual National Night Out at the Villa Linda Park and Santa Fe Place Mall 6-9 pm today , (Aug 2).
The event is free.
The DPS Law Enforcement Records Bureau (LERB) stages the family-friendly event with games, informational booths, and access to all types of police and first responder vehicles.
The National Night Out promotes an opportunity for New Mexicans to interact with police and first responders. A top priority at the Santa Fe event is to expand awareness of missing persons and the resources available to assist their families.
“Finding a missing person and being able to provide answers to their families is a priority for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s Missing Person Clearinghouse,” DPS Secretary Jason R. Bowie said. “All it takes is one person to recognize a photo or even someone reported missing to come forward, which will resolve an investigation and lead to much-needed answers for families and friends.”
A missing person’s report remains active until the person is found, he said.
This event brings families, resources, and law enforcement together to build connections, Bowie said.
National Night Out is dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, dog walker watch, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals devoted to safer communities.
WHERE: Villa Linda Park, 4246 W. Rodeo Road in Santa Fe.