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Lehi hosts Night Out Against Crime

By Linda Petersen
LEHI — The city and Lehi Police Department held a special Night Out Against Crime event on Thursday, August 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wines Park, 100 East 500 North.

While the police department has celebrated this national event in years past in a more low key way by visiting individual neighborhoods, this year the city wanted to take things up a notch, Events Coordinator Melanie Hansen said.

"This will be the first time we've done a big event like this," Hansen said. "We thought it would be a fun idea for people to come out and get to know their police officers and all they do."

There were all kinds of free activities for the family that night including free food, demonstrations, giveaways and drawings. Kids can enter for a chance to win a new bike while the adult prize is a video door bell system.

Among the activities that night, the K-9 unit put on a demonstration and the bike patrol hosted a kids' bike rodeo. Victim Services had coloring activities for the kids. Families could also check out police and fire vehicles and get their photos taken with them and maybe even their favorite cop or firefighter.

There were also be several booths where residents can learn about the different aspects of the police department and get information about programs like Neighborhood Watch where they can get involved.

Lehi PD also invited the fire department and other agencies to participate. Residents tried out the Utah Highway Patrol's seat belt simulator and found out about transportation safety and issues from Utah Transit Authority police.

Hansen said they're hoping to make this an annual event.
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