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Law enforcement celebrates National Night Out

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Local law enforcement agencies are coming together to help residents be more aware of crime and drug prevention. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday the Auburn Police Department is planning to participate in the National Night Out festivities held in the Grocery Outlet Parking Lot at 414 Grass Valley Highway, according to Sgt. Michael Garlock of the Auburn Police Department. Joining the department will be the Auburn Fire Department, Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District, the Safe Kids Program, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, Garlock said. A barbecue will also be provided at the event, Garlock said. On Monday the Placer County Sheriff’s Office is holding a National Night Out event at 6 p.m. in the Thermalands Community Center. On Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. a parade of Sheriff’s Office and other agency vehicles is expected to make its way from West Roseville to Auburn, passing by the celebrations of various Neighborhood Watch groups, according to Dena Erwin, spokeswoman for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Erwin said when the vehicles arrive in neighborhoods residents can visit with deputies while children can explore the various patrol cars, Humvees, California Highway Patrol cruisers, AMR ambulances and fire engines. From 4-8 p.m. Tuesday members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team, Community Services and dispatchers will be at the Auburn Target to visit with citizens. Specialized equipment will also be on display, according to Erwin. ~Staff report