BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will host two National Night Out events, one in La Pine and one in Sisters, on Tuesday, August 3, from 6-8 p.m.
National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984, and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States.
This event is meant to increase awareness about the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office’s presence in La Pine and Sisters. These National Night Out events give the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office an opportunity to build relationships with our citizens and trust.
The National Night Out event in La Pine will be held at the La Pine Senior Center, located at 16450 Victory Way. The Senior Center is partnering with the Sheriff’s Office to provide hot dogs and drinks to those in attendance.
The National Night Out event in Sisters will be held at the Village Green Park, located at 125 E. Washington St. in Sisters. The Sheriff’s Office will host an “ice cream social” style get together for those in attendance.
The events will allow the citizens of La Pine and Sisters to interact with our deputies, look at emergency vehicles from patrol, K-9 and our Special Services Division. Deputies will provide give away items for children and allow them to tour our vehicles and have opportunities for photos.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.