Vehicle Theft Prevention Day
Every March, the Bullhead City Police Department participates in the Statewide Vehicle Theft Prevention & Awareness month, which is a coordinated effort with the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA) to help reduce stolen vehicles.
To celebrate, officers are on hand to educate and provide tools and resources to prevent vehicle thefts.
There is also FREE VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Etching* as part of this statewide effort.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
On May 11th, 2019, the Bullhead City Police and Fire Departments held the 24th Annual Carrie Edgmon Bicycle Safety Rodeo! The event was held in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Children received free bicycle registration, inspection and tune-ups performed by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Bicycle parts for the tune ups were provided by the Morning Kiwanis Club. Children then put their safety skills and knowledge to the test as they rode through several safety courses. Police officers were on hand to teach them the rules of the road. The first 120 kids also received a free helmet, plus entered a prize drawing to win a new bike!
Peace Officers Memorial Service
In May, the Bullhead City Police Department holds Peace Officers Memorial Service 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.
National Night Out
On October 2nd, the Bullhead City Police and Fire Departments hosted the 36th Annual National Night Out at Mohave Electric Cooperative. The annual event gives people a chance to create neighborhood spirit, heighten crime prevention awareness, and strengthen community and police partnerships.
There are 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 their concerns.
Walk Away from Drugs
During Red Ribbon Week, our community "Strides with Pride" for the annual Walk Away from Drugs and 5K event held at Ken Fovargue Park. 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.