Public Safety Department Hosts National Night Out

August 2, 2023

On Tuesday August 1, Acton held the annual National Night Out at the Public Safety Facility on Main Street. National Night Out is a program that fosters community awareness of services provided by law enforcement, and offers an opportunity for residents to develop relationships with the first responders who serve in their community.

An estimated two hundred participants enjoyed meeting and chatting with police officers, sergeants, lieutenants, the Deputy Chief, the Department Clinician, and Acton Fire Department staff as well as other folks in the community who provide important services. Staff from the Middlesex County Sheriff showed off one of their vehicles, workers from Cucurbit Farm brought a tractor to the event, and an enormous front loader from the Highway Department thrilled those courageous enough to climb up and into the cab. Law enforcement staff provided guided tours of the Public Safety Facility, including Dispatch and the Emergency Operations Center. The Mass State Police Air Wing even brought in a helicopter.

Adults and children mingle informaly with uniformed police officers in a room with multiple computer displays
National Night Out attendees visit Dispatch inside the Acton Public Safety Facility Photo credit: Alissa Nicol.

The event was festive, featuring live music by Jay Mannion, ice cream provided by Westside Creamery, pizza donated by Domino’s, New London, and Sorrento’s, and tabling by several local businesses, including Pedal Power, Middlesex Savings Bank, Colonial Chevrolet, and Digital Federal Credit Union. 


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