Vehicle Theft Prevention Day
Every March, the Bullhead City Police Department participates in the Annual Statewide Vehicle Theft Prevention & Awareness month, which is a coordinated effort between the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA) and law enforcement agencies.
At our event, officers are on hand to educate and provide tools and resources to prevent vehicle thefts. Officers provide free VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Etching as part of this statewide effort to reduce the number of stolen vehicles.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Gear up for the 23rd Annual Carrie Edgmon Bicycle Safety Rodeo! The event will be held on Saturday, April 7th in the south Wal-Mart parking lot, 2840 Hwy 95, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. The event is sponsored by the Bullhead City Police and Fire Departments, Wal-Mart and Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (WARMC). Children are encouraged to bring their own bicycles to receive free bicycle registration, inspection and tune-ups. Children put their safety skills and knowledge to the test as they ride through several safety courses. Police officers are on hand to teach them the rules of the road. The first 120 kids will also receive a free helmet, plus participants can enter a prize drawing to win a new bike! The Bike Safety Rodeo is open to the public at no cost.
Peace Officers Memorial Service
The Bullhead City Police Department would like to invite members of the community to attend the Peace Officers Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 16th at 9 a.m. to recognize and pay respect to our fallen heroes. Peace Officers Memorial Week honors those law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. The Peace Officers Memorial Service will be held outside the City Council Chambers, located at 1255 Marina Boulevard in front of the flag poles.
National Night Out
National Night Out is America’s largest crime prevention event that gives people a chance to discuss neighborhood concerns with law enforcement and fire department personnel, as well as heighten crime prevention awareness, create neighborhood spirit, and strengthen community and police partnerships.
In Bullhead City, National Night Out will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd at 5 p.m. at Target (Mohave Crossroads Shopping Center) and 5:30 p.m. at Mohave Electric Cooperative (928 Hancock Road). The event is free and open to the public. There will be games, refreshments, prize drawings, informational booths and lots of fun activities for the kids, including public safety demonstrations, face painting, 9-1-1 simulators, bounce houses, fingerprinting, and a chance for children to dress up in police SWAT & firefighter gear!
Walk Away from Drugs
Get ready to stride with pride for the 12th Annual Walk Away from Drugs and 5K run on Wednesday, October 24th, hosted by the Bullhead City Police & Fire Departments during Red Ribbon Week.
“We encourage all participants to wear red and hold signs or banners to show their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle,” said Community Services Officer Lorrie Duggins. The Red Ribbon campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program nationwide. The campaign began in 1985 when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena. This incident started the tradition to display and wear red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance toward the use of drugs.
Walk and 5K run participants will gather at Ken Fovargue Park, 2255 Trane Road, at 5 p.m. Swire Coca Cola Bottling Co of Kingman will be providing drinks and water.
Walkers and runners must abide by traffic signals and stay on the sidewalk. No pre-registration is necessary. The walk and 5K run is free! Medals will be awarded to the 5K first place female, male, and under 18 runners.
The 5K (3.1 mile) run route will start at Ken Fovargue Park, go south on Trane Rd, west on Marina Blvd, north on Lakeside Dr, east on Hancock Rd, south on Highway 95, west on Marina Blvd, north on Trane Rd and finish back at Ken Fovargue Park.
The 1.5 mile walk will start after the 5K run from Ken Fovargue Park, go south on Trane Rd, west on Marina Blvd, north on Highland Rd, east on Hancock Rd, south on Trane Rd and finish back at Ken Fovargue Park.
FOP Visit with Santa
During the first two weeks of December, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #50 of Bullhead City offers the free ‘Visit with Santa’ program.
Santa and his helpers on a sleigh are escorted by police patrol cars to visit with children in the different neighborhoods in Bullhead City.
Kids line up to tell Santa what they want for Christmas and receive a candy cane.
Shop with a Cop
Every December, over 100 underprivileged children share the spirit of Christmas with law enforcement personnel for the Annual Bullhead City Shop with a Cop program.
“It’s a memorable morning for not only the kids, the officers look forward to this event as well,” said Shop with a Cop Board President Andrew Sevillano. “The program gives our local children a positive experience with police and it also helps make their Christmas a little brighter.”
The children, who were chosen to be part of the program through the local school system, start the morning by having breakfast at the Elks Lodge. They then ride with officers to Wal-Mart in a parade of patrol cars equipped with lights and sirens.
Officers, employees and volunteers from various local agencies help each child spend a $100 gift card at Wal-Mart and get their picture taken with Santa.
“They can buy whatever they want; clothes, shoes or toys. Some children even buy presents for their family members,” Sevillano added. “It’s a really heartwarming morning.”
To make this annual event possible; community members, organizations and businesses donate money to the Shop With A Cop program. Email Lorrie Duggins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Police Department Tours
To learn more about the Bullhead City Police Department, schedule a tour or request an educational presentation, please contact Community Services Officer Lorrie Duggins at (928) 763-9200 ext. 204 or email email@example.com.