Police to Host Summer Block Party

Published on August 15, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA — The Arlington County Police Department invites residents to join us during the second annual Summer Block Party! The Summer Block Party will take place on Saturday, August 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road). This free event provides residents an opportunity to get to know their neighbors and police officers while enjoying interactive stations, safety demonstrations, entertainment, food and much more!

Highlights of this year's event include:

  • 15 Minutes Behind the Badge — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    • Do you have what it takes to wear the badge? Try on a badge and vest, attend a mini-academy and experience real-life scenarios officers handle on a daily basis.

  • VIN Etching by Virginia State Police — 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    • Take a proactive step against auto theft by having your vehicle etched. First 100 vehicles receive a free carwash coupon from David's Brushless Carwash!

  • Distracted Driving Course

    • Experience the dangers of distracted driving by navigating a golf cart through a cone course while wearing drunk goggles and attempting to text.

  • ACPD Kid Zone

    • An area specifically designed for kids! Take your fingerprints, color and make your own button badge, try on police gear, and drive like the police at our NEED for SPEED experience.

  • K9 Demonstrations — 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

    • Watch our K9 Teams demonstrate their skills and techniques.

  • Motor Squad Rodeo — 12:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

    • Watch our Motor Officers put their skills to the test while performing under pressure through a cone course.

  • Vehicle Expo

    • Check out our vehicle inventory and have your photo taken behind the wheel of a cruiser.

  • Bicycle Registration

    • Protect your bicycle from theft by registering it with the Arlington County Police Department.

  • Child Safety Seat Inspection

    • Ensure your child is traveling safely by having their car seat inspected.

  • Free Food and Drinks

    • Sponsored by Rockland's BBQ, Coca-Cola, and Wegmans.

Event Partners and/or Participants include:

Virginia State Police, Rocklands Barbecue & Grilling Company, Microsoft Store at Pentagon City, The Home Depot #4608 — Falls Church, Coca-Cola Inc., DC Rental, Mr. Peter Hiltz, Take One Production LLC, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt — Penrose Square, U.S. Park Police, U.S. Army, Boy Scouts of America — Troop #111, Curate Snacks, Mr. Harry Merritt, Arlington County Department of Human Services, Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Arlington County Sheriff's Office, Arlington County Fire Department, Arlington County Emergency Communications Center, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, NAACP Arlington Branch #7047, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, Arlington County Office of Emergency Management, Arlington Public Library, Nauck Civic Association, Hot 99.5, Belmont Jewelers — Pentagon City, David's II Car Wash, Wegmans, Helzberg Diamonds — Pentagon City, Lids - Pentagon City, Costco Wholesale — Pentagon City.