PRESS RELEASE: Farmington Police Department to host second annual National Night Out event

This year’s theme: Back the Blue

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department will host their second annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, October 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Boys and Girls Club. The Helpful Heroes Junior Civitans will launch their Back the Blue campaign during the event, which is this year’s theme. Attendees will enjoy a variety of activities and attractions, including bubble soccer, face painting, a police pumpkin pick and demonstrations by FPD’s specialty units. District Coordinator Unit officers will give away several bicycles throughout the event. The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, Mrs. New Mexico and Miss Pre-teen New Mexico will be among the exhibitors. This year’s event will also include two fundraising activities: a three-on-three basketball tournament and a chance to dunk FPD’s chief of police. Both fundraisers will benefit the Farmington Boys and Girls Club.

For more information about Back the Blue National Night Out, visit or contact Georgette Allen at (505) 566-2344.

NOTE: This is a family-friendly event. Entrance, activities and attractions are free, except Dunk the Chief and the 3v3 Basketball Tournament, which are fundraisers for the Farmington Boys and Girls Club. Vendors will be selling food and the concession stand will be open during the tournament.

*Media is welcome to attend.

 Event flyers are attached.



Pink the Police National Night Out Event

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Farmington’s Night Out

The Farmington Police Department, in conjunction with the Farmington Fire Department, City of Farmington, San Juan Safe Communities Initiative, San Juan Medical Foundation and San Juan County Kids will come together to take a stand against crime at the Pink the Police National Night Out 2015 event. This annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie in an effort to make neighborhoods a safer place to live. It enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

National Night Out events are typically held the first Tuesday in August. However, due to our community’s busy August schedule, we have decided to make our National Night Out a festive fall event. Activities and attractions will include a police pumpkin pick for kids, a pig cookie decorating station, K9 demonstrations, bicycle safety, recruiting tryouts for kids, rides, food vendors, face painting, music and more. And since this year’s theme is Pink the Police for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Farmington Chief of Police Steve Hebbe and his command staff will dye their hair pink during the event as part of a community fundraiser to benefit the Cathy Lincoln Memorial Cancer Fund. You can help us pink the chief by donating online at Additional opportunities to support the Get Pinked campaign during our NNO event will include Farmington Fire Department’s popular Get Pinked t-shirt sales, ring toss and 50/50 raffle sponsored by City of Farmington and a photo booth sponsored by Sycamore Park Community Center.

Come out and join in the fun on Saturday, October 10th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brookside Park.

For more information about this event, contact Georgette Allen at (505) 566-2344.