09/04/2019 Release from the Charlottesville Police Foundation:

The Charlottesville Police Department will host its 3rd Annual Charlottesville Night Out celebration on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the IX Art Park. This is an annual community-building campaign, sponsored by the Charlottesville Police Foundation, which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie as we strive to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live. Public safety is a partnership between the police and community, and this event seeks to engage all neighborhoods, organizations, and local businesses in the community to promote a safer quality of life for all our citizens, visitors, and the greater Charlottesville community.

For this year's Charlottesville Night Out, we will have food from Mission BBQ, Firehouse Subs, Uncle Maddio's Pizza, Benny Deluca's, and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Entertainment will include music by a local DJ, a dunk tank, and a bounce maze. Businesses and organizations will be setting up stations with information and give-aways for the public. And of course, many of our CPD officers will be on hand to meet and spend time with people in the community. All of this is free to the public thanks to donations from many, including Wells Fargo, The Bama Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band, and the IX Art Park.

The Charlottesville Police Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization of local citizens who help provide our police with the tools, training, and outreach assistance they need to do their best work. The foundation supports the Charlottesville Police Department by providing resources for innovative programs to improve public safety, such as the Charlottesville Night Out. Visit our Charlottesville Night Out for more information about this program.