National Night Out shines light on community involvement Aug. 1 at Philip S. Miller Park

Castle Rock Police Department’s fifth annual event is an invaluable opportunity to meet those who serve and protect our community. For the past five years, Castle Rock officers have looked forward to this event as an opportunity to interact with the community and build trust.

Officers would like to invite you to a very special evening of fun, food and friendship during the National Night Out event, from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Philip S. Miller Park.

The event will include the very popular K-9 demonstration, a chance to learn about the various police divisions like SWAT and investigations, tours of police and Castle Rock Fire and Rescue vehicles, free hamburgers and hotdogs, and much more. Plus, don’t miss the free outdoor screening of “Zootopia.” The movie will begin at dusk – approximately 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair to watch the movie on the field. Police will be providing popcorn.

“The event is a great way for our community to come meet us and talk with our officers. People can learn about the men and women who work for Castle Rock Police. These officers take great pride in the efforts they embrace to protect our community. We are also appreciative that this event has become so popular we’re moving it to this larger venue at the Philip S. Miller Park,” said Police Chief Jack Cauley. “It’s a great opportunity to get to know us.”

The National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to crime-prevention programs like Neighborhood Watch, started National Night Out in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime-prevention activities. Police departments across the country host the event annually on the first Tuesday in August.

While the event began with its traditional “lights on” campaign, it has turned into a celebration that includes block parties, cookouts, parades, rallies, exhibits, safety demonstrations and more. Each year, more than 38 million people in 16,000 communities across the U.S., Canada and U.S. military bases participate. Castle Rock is proud to be a part of this tradition.

To learn more about National Night Out, visit If you have questions about Castle Rock’s event, please contact the Castle Rock Police Department at or 303-663-6100, or visit

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