Police in the region will organize the Night Against Crime | News, Sports, Jobs

Police services in the region are preparing for today’s annual National Night Against Crime.

The events, which are free to the public, aim to bring the police and neighbors together in positive circumstances.

The Altoona Police Department will be hosting activities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Heritage Plaza, 1401 11th Ave., Altoona.

The event will feature food vendors, gifts and a police dunk tank.

Entertainment will be provided by Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree.

The Blair County Sheriff’s Office hosts events at the Duncansville Antique Depot.

The Duncansville event begins with a parade on Third Avenue, followed by a community auto show for cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration for the auto show is free and starts at 5:15 p.m.

The evening ends with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

The Everett Borough Police Department is also having festivities in South Street, Everett.

Participants will be able to meet local law enforcement officers and tour police vehicles.

The Everett Fire Department will host a vehicle extrication demonstration among other safety demonstrations. Other features include McGruff the Crime Dog, children’s photo ops, a child ID card by Your Safe Haven, and a visit from the County of Bedford Wilderness Research Team.

Exhibits, games, activities and gifts will be available.

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