As the end of summer break is nearing, law enforcement agencies around the country are preparing for one last opportunity to connect with the community before students go back to school.

National Night Out is being observed Tuesday, August 3 this year. Some neighborhoods participate on other dates.

All the events held to mark the occasion provide a chance to promote relationships between neighborhoods and those in uniform, which in turn makes our communities safer and more informed. For years, deputies have looked forward to taking part in National Night Out events throughout Lexington County. Not only does National Night Out give our LCSD family a chance to meet yours, it gives us an opportunity to explain what we do on a day-to-day basis. That understanding is crucial for deputies and citizens alike. Together, we can make Lexington County a safer place to live and work.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Neighborhoods across our county host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

The following neighborhoods are participating (list will be updated as locations become available):

  • Night Harbor, Parapet Park (in the Center Island), 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • McGregor Downs, 200 Woodberry Road (near mailboxes), 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Whitehall 2, 269 Ambling Circle, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • River Oaks Apartments, 5324 Bush River Road (Clubhouse), 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CANCELED
  • Planters’ Station, 4105 Mineral Springs Road, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Landmark Apartments, 19 Landmark Drive (Clubhouse), 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Woodland Village, 2221 Bush River Road (Clubhouse), 2-3 p.m. CANCELED
  • Waters at Berryhill, 18 Berryhill Road (Clubhouse), time pending CANCELED
  • Sumter Street, 1122 Monticello Street (Turner AME), time pending CANCELED
  • Helenwood Road (porch lights on)
  • Coldstream (porch lights on)
  • Aberdeen Farms, neighborhood residence, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Shumpert’s IGA, 861 Pine Street, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (with Pelion PD)

  • Ivy Link, 231 Ivy Link Road, 6:00 p.m.
  • Lexington, Amphitheater, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. CANCELED
  • *Batesburg/Leesville, at the College Park, 6:00 p.m. (August 4)
  • *Ridge Road (Clubhouse), 7:00 p.m. (August 5)
  • *Shull Island, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (August 6)
  • *Gilbert, Touch-a-Truck event (new ball fields), 9:00 a.m. – noon (August 7)

Interested in participating? Please email Sgt. Barrett here.