It is less than a month until our big event! The Arlington County Police Department is hosting the 2016 ACPD Block Party on August 27, 2016. The event will take place at Kenmore Middle School, 200 South Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, Virginia, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Attractions that do not have a specified time frame below will be available for the entire duration of the event.
Planned attractions include:
- 15 Minutes Behind the Badge (and )
Participants will receive a brief training from police instructors on police tactics, attend a simulated Roll Call to gather
information, and play the role of a police officer in two live scenarios.
- ACPD KidZone
The ACPD KidZone is an area inside the school featuring kid-friendly activities like trying on police equipment, learning
about fingerprints, exercising, and playing video games.
- Vehicle VIN-etching ()
A free service offered by the Virginia State Police which etches the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the vehicle's
windows as a deterrent to auto theft.
- Distracted Driving Simulator
Participants will drive a golf cart through a cone course while being distracted by various methods including the use of
special goggles. This event highlights the dangerous effects of distracted driving.
- Police Vehicle Expo
Police specialty vehicles will be on display, including a police motorcycle, the Mobile Command Vehicle, the Chooser
Cruiser, and a SWAT Armored Personnel Carrier.
- Police K-9 Demonstrations (Performances scheduled at)
K-9 handlers will discuss and demonstrate some of the capabilities of their canine partners.
- Police Motorcycle Demonstrations (Performances scheduled at)
Motorcycle officers will demonstrate some of the riding skills needed to perform their work.
- Bicycle Registration
This free service registers bicycles with the County so it is possible to identify and recover them if they are stolen.
- Child Safety Seat Inspection
A certified child safety seat inspector will verify that child safety seats are properly installed to best protect children.
- Inflatable attractions
A moon bounce and similar activities will be available for kids.
- Free food and drinks
Rockland's BBQ and Grilling Company is providing free food. Free cold drinks will also be available due to the
generosity of Coca-Cola.
- Music ()
There will be a live DJ from HOT 99.5 providing entertainment.
- Various information tables
There will be a variety of County and private organizations with information tables and free giveaway items.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to interact with Arlington County public safety personnel!
Please let me know if you have any questions. If you do not wish to receive further information about this event, let me know and I will remove you from the distribution list.
Third District Team