Eugene, Ore. – This year, Eugene Police will be partnering again with Eugene Emeralds for an amazing National Night Out during the game between Monarcas de Eugene (Eugene Emeralds) and Hillsboro Hops on July 31 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The game begins at 4:05 p.m. Every Sunday Eugene Emeralds transform into Los Monarcas de Eugene, complete with Latino music and heritage celebration.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that teams police with community and neighborhoods to make our homes safer, more caring places to live.
Eugene residents, family and friends will be cheering for our local baseball team (Monarcas) and celebrating our community partnerships between innings during the game this year. Eugene Police K9 will put on a demonstration before the game starts and there will be other entertainment. The Hope Project (HopeProjectHelps.com) and Eugene Police Foundation have been key donors to the event and we have been able to earmark funds for some free hotdogs and game vouchers. Hot dog tickets will be passed out during the game.
Visit and meet our police officers, Downtown Team (E-bike and GEM vehicles), 911 Calltakers, Community Service Officers, Community Engagement Team, Animal Welfare Officers, SWAT, Crisis Negotiation Team, Metro Explosives Disposal Unit, Traffic Safety Unit (motorcycle officers), Drone Team, Cadets, Recruiting Team, police K9s, Volunteers in Policing team, and of course, Sluggo and more!! Also joining us will be University of Oregon Police Department and it’s K9 team. The game starts at 4:05, but anyone can get here early to check out and learn about EPD and UOPD.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
(Information from EPD)