National Night Out returns Aug. 6 in Medina

Photo by Tom Rivers: A law enforcement team competed in the Battle of Belts during the National Night Out on Aug. 1, 2023. The four team members rotate in the four car seats and have to fasten their seatbelts as fast as they can. Pictured include State Trooper Doug Rich, Sheriff’s Deputy James White and Medina police officer Felecia Holtz. Albion police officer Chris Glogowski also was on the team. Todd Draper, Medina police chief, served as the official in back. The law enforcement team completed the challenge in 1 minute, 14.93 seconds.

Posted 14 May 2024 at 9:25 pm

Press Release, National Night Out Committee

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department, with the assistance of the Medina Police Advisory National Night Out Sub-Committee, are collaborating again for 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 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Medina Clifford H. 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 principal 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: to offer a free event where families can come and have fun in an 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. 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 is being distributed through mail, email, and social media. For more information you may contact either Heather Jackson – Committee Chairperson, at or Medina Police Chief Todd Draper at

We will also be providing regular updates through our Facebook pages: National Night Out – Orleans and Medina Police Department.