On August 1, Commissioner Scott Britton participated in National Night Out with police departments throughout the 14th District, celebrating strengthening police-community relationships and neighborhood camaraderie.
Commissioner Britton began his National Night Out with a visit to the Wheeling Police Department. In addition to meeting Wheeling police officers, he also met with Shari Huizar, a social worker for Wheeling Police Department. Commissioner Britton was able to provide Shari with complimentary tickets to the Chicago Botanic Garden and Brookfield Zoo to share with residents who would otherwise be unable to visit these landmark institutions.
Next, Commissioner Britton visited the Arlington Heights Police Department's National Night Out in the North School Park. The event included food trucks, police k9s, and plenty of family-friendly fun!
The third stop of the evening was to the Glenview Police Department's National Night Out celebration at Gallery Park. This was the first year Glenview participated in National Night Out, and it was full of activities including inflatables, touch-a-truck opportunities, and face painting. Commissioner Britton was able to connect with Glenview police officers and members of the Glenview Park District.
The last visit of the evening was to the Northbrook Police Department's National Night Out festivities at the Meadowhill Aquatic Center. There, Commissioner Britton chatted with members of Northbrook's Community Commissioner as well as Congressman Brad Schneider.
National Night Out was introduced in August of 1984, involving 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states. Commissioner Britton looks forward to next year's National Night Out festivities!