Vehicle Theft Prevention Day
In March, to celebrate Vehicle Theft Prevention and Awareness month, the Bullhead City Police Department will be participating in a statewide event coordinated by the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA) as an effort to reduce stolen vehicles.
The public is encouraged to come to the Police Department, 1255 Marina Blvd, from 4 – 6:30 p.m. on March 7th, where officers will be on hand to educate and provide tools and resources to prevent vehicle thefts. Officers will also provide free VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Etching to help discourage thieves from stealing your car.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Gear up for the 24th Annual Carrie Edgmon Bicycle Safety Rodeo! The event will be held on Saturday, April 6th 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 performed by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Bicycle parts for the tune ups are provided by the Morning Kiwanis Club. Children then 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 15th 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
The Bullhead City Police and Fire Departments will host the 36th Annual National Night Out to give people a chance to create neighborhood spirit, heighten crime prevention awareness, and strengthen community and police partnerships. This FREE family event will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:30 p.m. at Mohave Electric Cooperative Member Service Office (928 Hancock Road). National Night Out 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 vehicles, face painting, 9-1-1 simulator, fingerprinting, and a chance for children to dress up in police SWAT & firefighter gear! Plus, it's a great way for the entire community to come together to talk with police and fire department personnel about your concerns.
Walk Away from Drugs
Get ready to stride with pride for the 13th Annual Walk Away from Drugs and 5K run on Wednesday, October 23rd, 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. 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.
Swire Coca Cola Bottling Co of Kingman will be providing drinks and water.
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 are 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.