Sgt. Steve Gaskins with Rollover Simulator
On Oct. 4, 2011, the Temple Terrace Police Department and the Temple Terrace Family Recreation Center hosted a National Night Out event in an effort to reach out to area children and families. This event was held in conjunction with the 28th Annual National Night Out. The Florida Highway Patrol joined the Temple Terrace PD, Fire Department, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Tampa Electric Company and many other local businesses.
The goal of the event was to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and involvement in anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit as well as police/community involvement and partnerships, and alert criminals that communities are organized and fighting back against crime. More than 37 million people in 15,000 communities from all 50 states, as well as Canada participated in this event last year.