Vehicle Theft Prevention Day
The Bullhead City Police Department participated in the 12th Annual Statewide Vehicle Theft Prevention & Awareness month, which is a coordinated effort between the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA) and law enforcement agencies.
In March, officers were on hand to educate and provide tools and resources to prevent vehicle thefts.
Officers provided free VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Etching as part of this statewide effort to reduce the number of stolen vehicles.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Children on road bikes, mountain bikes and trikes navigated through the obstacle courses at the 22nd Annual Carrie Conner Bicycle Safety Rodeo held on April 1st. The event is sponsored by the Bullhead City Police and Fire Departments, Wal-Mart and Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (WARMC). Participants receive free bicycle registration, inspection, tune-ups and a helmet. Children put their safety skills and knowledge to the test as they ride through several safety courses and learn the rules of the road from police officers. The Bike Safety Rodeo is open to the public at no cost and is held every Spring.
Peace Officers Memorial Service
The Bullhead City Police Department holds a Peace Officers Memorial Service during National Police Week in May to recognize and pay respect to our fallen heroes.
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 4th, 5 p.m. at Target (Mohave Crossroads Shopping Center) and 5:30 p.m. at Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC at 928 Hancock Road). The event is free and open to the public. There will be games, refreshments, prize drawings and fun activities for the kids, including face painting, 9-1-1 simulators, fingerprinting, selfie photo station 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 11th Annual Walk Away from Drugs and 5K run on Wednesday, October 25th, hosted by the Bullhead City Police & Fire Departments during Red Ribbon Week. 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.
“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.
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
Local law enforcement personnel share the spirit of Christmas with over 100 underprivileged children during the annual Shop With A Cop program.
The program gives children a positive experience with police officers and gives many a Christmas they otherwise would not have.
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. Police officers and various volunteers help each child spend a $100 gift card at Wal-Mart and get their picture taken with Santa.
A big thanks to community members, organizations and businesses who donate money to the Shop With A Cop program and make this annual event possible.
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.