Arlington: Police To Host Summer Block Party

Arlington: Police To Host Summer Block Party

The Arlington County Police Department’s second annual Summer Block Party will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road.

The free event provides residents an opportunity to get to know their neighbors and police officers while enjoying interactive stations, safety demonstrations, entertainment, food and more.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • 15 Minutes Behind the Badge – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Try on a badge and vest, attend a mini-academy and experience real-life scenarios officers handle on a daily basis.

  • VIN Etching by Virginia State Police – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Take a proactive step against auto theft by having your vehicle etched. First 100 vehicles receive a free carwash coupon from David’s Brushless Carwash.

  • Distracted Driving Course

Experience the dangers of distracted driving by navigating a golf cart through a cone course while wearing drunk goggles and attempting to text.

  • ACPD Kid Zone

An area specifically designed for children. Take your fingerprints, color and make your own button badge, try on police gear, and drive like the police at their “Need for Speed” experience.

  • K9 Demonstrations – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Watch the K9 Teams demonstrate their skills and techniques.

  • Motor Squad Rodeo – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Watch Motor Officers put their skills to the test while performing under pressure through a cone course.

  • Vehicle Expo

Check out the police vehicle inventory and have a photo taken behind the wheel of a cruiser.

  • Bicycle Registration

Protect your bicycle from theft by registering it with the Arlington County Police Department.

  • Child Safety Seat Inspection

Ensure your child is traveling safely by having their car seat inspected.

  • Free Food and Drinks

Sponsored by Rockland’s BBQ, Coca-Cola, and Wegmans.

Event partners and/or participants include: Virginia State Police, Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company, Microsoft Store at Pentagon City, The Home Depot #4608 – Falls Church, Coca-Cola Inc., DC Rental, Mr. Peter Hiltz, Take One Production LLC, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Penrose Square, U.S. Park Police, U.S. Army, Boy Scouts of America – Troop #111, Curate Snacks, Mr. Harry Merritt, Arlington County Department of Human Services, Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, Arlington County Fire Department, Arlington County Emergency Communications Center, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, NAACP Arlington Branch #7047, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, Arlington County Office of Emergency Management, Arlington Public Library, Nauck Civic Association, Hot 99.5, Belmont Jewelers – Pentagon City, David’s II Car Wash, Wegmans, Helzberg Diamonds – Pentagon City, Lids – Pentagon City, and Costco Wholesale – Pentagon City.