TONIGHT: Bristol, TN police to host National Night Out


BRISTOL, TN – The Bristol TN Police Department is hosting a community event as part of the National Night Out annual campaign that was created to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement.

The event will be held August 4th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Avoca Christian Church 2417 Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, TN. in cooperation with the Bristol TN Fire Department, Bristol TN City School System and the Sullivan County Health Department.

The National Night Out event is for students attending Bristol Tennessee City Schools with a focus on elementary and middle school students. Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Pizza will be served at 6:20pm.

“Attendees will receive information regarding neighborhood and school safety, Internet Safety and the school system’s Reading Buddy program. The Sullivan County Health Department will be there to provide information on health services such as immunizations, dental care and checkups,” said Lt. Walter Brown with the Bristol TN Police Department. “The Bristol TN Fire Department will have the “Smoke House” demonstration trailer on scene so participants can safely experience what it is like inside of a burning building.”

School supplies, stuffed animals, books and National Night Out bracelets will be given out while supplies last.

Participants may choose to watch the movie Courageous (rated PG-13) that will begin at 6:20pm or simply enjoy the other activities. “The movie is about a group of law enforcement officers that know it takes courage to do their job. But what they haven’t realized is how courageous one must also be at home. When their lives are touched by tragedy, the men make a pledge to become better fathers,” Brown continued.

Flyers about the movie will be present at the event for review or one can find information about it on line at 

National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

For more information on the event contact Lt. Walter Brown at 423-989-5600 or email

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