Medina PD, Police Advisory Committee look forward to return of National Night Out on Aug. 2

Posted 3 June 2022 at 3:40 pm

File photo by Tom Rivers: A Mercy Flight helicopter takes off on Aug. 7, 2018 during the fourth annual National Night Out in Orleans County, which included a bounce gym. This year the event will move from Bullard Park in Albion to Wise Middle School in Medina on Aug. 2.

Press Release, Medina Police Department

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department, with the assistance of the Medina Police Advisory Committee, are co-organizing this year’s Orleans County National Night Out.

We are proud to give an update on this year’s event that will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Medina’s Clifford Wise Intermediate School, 1016 Gwinn St.

National Night Out started in the 1980s as a way to bring law enforcement and citizens together nationwide on the same night each year. We have expanded on that principle and put together an event that focuses on bringing many agencies and organizations together for the annual National Night Out date each year.

Participants in this event will include law enforcement from throughout the county, fire agencies, EMS responders, civic organizations and other groups that will be providing activities and giveaways. Some of the big hits from past events have been the “Battle of the Belts,” K-9 demonstrations and the bike rodeo.

Our mission is simple.  We want an event where families can come for a night and be entertained at no cost, eating and having fun in an environment that is free of violence, alcohol, tobacco and drugs. We hope citizens can meet members of our local organizations and get to know the services they provide to our community.

We are currently in the process of reaching out to many local organizations to coordinate participation. In the past it is the efforts, participation and donations of these local organizations and businesses that make National Night Out possible. These sponsoring organizations will be highlighted throughout our event.

Registration and donation information will be distributed shortly through mail, email, and social media. For more information you may contact either Heather Jackson at or Lt. Todd Draper at

We will also be providing regular updates through our Facebook pages.

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