The National Association of Town Watch designates Tuesday, August 1 as the 2017 National Night Out and the Middletown Township Police Department will take that time to interact with members of the community.

“It’s an opportunity to interact with the public in a positive way,” Melissa Robison, Middletown Police Officer said. “Normally we meet people on their worst day when they’re facing some kind of problem, and this is a way to meet the community when it’s on our turf and it’s a good thing.”

Middletown Township Police will offer tours of their headquarters and K9 demonstrations. There will be more than 30 local vendors offering food, games, and giveaways for people of all ages, as well as raffles to benefit the township’s “Shop with a Cop,” which allows disadvantaged children and their families to receive gifts during the holiday season.

Last year’s Night Out drew 1,800 people, and Robison says she hopes more people come out for this year’s event.

The Middletown Night Out will take place on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Middletown Township Municipal Center in Langhorne. Attendees are asked to park their cars at the Flowers Mill shopping center.

Another local Night Out will take place in Morrisville at Williamson Park on Bridge Street. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.