BG Night Out - CD

Milton Ramirez, Mevan Sarceno, and sons Adolfo, 1, and Gabriel watch a demonstration at the Frederick Police Department’s 2017 National Night Out at Carrollton Park, one of four locations in the city.

Frederick County residents can join local law enforcement agencies to celebrate National Night Out at several events being hosted throughout the county Tuesday evening.

Held on the first Tuesday in August every year, National Night Out was established in 1984 as a grassroots, nonprofit partnership of police agencies interested in building stronger ties to their communities. Police and public safety agencies in Frederick County have participated in the annual event since at least the 1990s, usually in the form of designated gatherings where residents and children can meet and have positive experiences with local officers while enjoying refreshments and family-friendly activities. This year, a total of eight gatherings will take place across Frederick County.

All events will begin at 6 p.m. unless noted otherwise:

Frederick Police Department

  • Officer Scott Long will host a National Night Out event in Carrollton Park at 455 Center St. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 240-549-4609 or send an email to for more information.
  • Officer Sara Evans will be out in the Lucas Village Community at 155 Pennsylvania Ave. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 240-344-6948 or send an email to for more information.
  • Officer Robert Quintin will meet residents in Hill Street Park at 100 Hill St. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 240-549-4536 or email for more information.
  • Officer Margery Lee will host a NNO gathering at Mullinix Park at 16 S. Bentz St. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 240-549-4783 or send an email to with any questions.

Maryland State Police

  • The Walkersville Fire Department at 79 W. Frederick St. in Walkersville.
  • The Lake Linganore community, 6718 Coldstream Drive.

Thurmont Police Department

  • The Thurmont Police Department at 800 E. Main St. in Thurmont (event will be held in conjunction with Maryland State Police).

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

  • Emmitsburg Community Park at 201 W. Lincoln Ave. in Emmitsburg from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Parking will be available behind the Emmitsburg Community Center at 300-A S. Seton Ave. as well as at Emmitsburg Elementary School and activities will include pony rides, face painting and a petting zoo for children. Further inquiries can be directed to Madeline Shaw at

All National Night Out events are free and open to the public. Along with refreshments and vehicle displays, common activities include police dog demonstrations and educational or recruitment displays for local agencies.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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The Town of Myersville is also hosting National Night Out, as they have done for quite a few years now, for the Greater Myersville Community to attend and enjoy.

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