Fire and police departments stopped for a visit with some residents during National Night Out 2019. Mirror file photo

Fire and police departments stopped for a visit with some residents during National Night Out 2019. Mirror file photo

Federal Way agencies to participate in National Night Out Aug. 3

Register your neighborhood for a visit from Federal Way Police, South King Fire and Rescue, or Federal Way City Council members.

The Federal Way Police Department (FWPD) will be visiting community and neighborhood events this year for the 38th annual National Night Out in August.

National Night Out, held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, is intended to help build community and strengthen relationships between neighborhoods and local police departments.

“We are back to having an in-person National Night Out event. We canceled last year due to COVID-19, so we’re really excited to bring this event back to our community,” said Police Chief Andy Hwang at a July 20 City Council meeting. “The event strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership.”

Federal Way residents can register their neighborhoods for the event at the City of Federal Way website to ensure a visit from a member of FWPD, the city council or South King Fire and Rescue.

Village Green Retirement Campus is also hosting a National Night Out barbecue with food, ice cream, live music and more from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 3.

FWPD has been participating in National Night Out since the department’s inception in 1996. Federal Way typically has between 20 and 25 neighborhoods and 750 to 900 people getting together with their neighbors to barbecue, connect with the community and play games with the kids.

FWPD also offers a list of ideas for neighborhood events including karaoke, scavenger hunts and face painting.

For information and suggestions or to register for National Night Out, visit or contact Crime Analyst and Prevention Specialist Lindsey Sperry at

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