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Local law-enforcement agencies to host annual National Night Out kickoff concert tonight

The 2016 National Night Out pre-party in downtown Prescott. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

The 2016 National Night Out pre-party in downtown Prescott. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

Music, law-enforcement displays and representatives from a variety of agencies will be on hand tonight, Aug. 2, at the Yavapai County courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott to help kick off National Night Out.

Billed as “Giving Crime the Blues,” the event will take place at 6 p.m. and will be hosted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, as well as police departments from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Yavapai-Prescott Tribe, the Attorney General’s office and others. Sheriff’s Office volunteers also will be on hand.

“Folks are encouraged to come and meet these dedicated volunteers and learn more about their specific opportunities,” states a news release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

National Night Out itself occurs for most cities and towns every year on the first Tuesday in August — this year on Aug 6.

The goal of Friday’s event is to highlight and remind community members about National Night Out and provide an opportunity for the public to meet various law-enforcement agencies in one place.

Agency representatives will be on hand to talk about their planned National Night Out activities, answer questions and share crime-prevention information.

“We encourage those in YCSO-based neighborhood watch programs to attend,” the news release added.

For the seventh year, local blues band Road One South will perform during the Aug. 2 event, in conjunction with Prescott’s Summer Concert Series. The show will be tailored to highlight some of the many activities also occurring that evening, including displays and information from various law-enforcement agencies, K9 officers and special vehicle displays.

Deputy Do-Right, YCSO’s child safety mascot, also will be on hand to meet kids of all ages.

Information provided by Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

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