Police hosted annual National Night Out




Canine Officer Jax of Flint Township made his public debut. No, he wasn’t lying down on the job here. He was participating in a search demonstration. The dogs are taught to lie down on a found object when they sniff it out, then wait for their human partner to retrieve the item.

Canine Officer Jax of Flint Township made his public debut. No, he wasn’t lying down on the job here. He was participating in a search demonstration. The dogs are taught to lie down on a found object when they sniff it out, then wait for their human partner to retrieve the item.

FLINT TWP. — National Night Out is a community outreach even celebrated every year at the Flint Township Police Department, 5200 Norko Dr., Township police cohosted the event with the Metro Police Authority of Swartz Creek and Mundy Twp.

Other participating public safety partners included the Flint Township Fire Department, Mundy Township Fire Department, Swartz Creek Area Fire Department, Bishop Airport Department of Public Safety, Genesee County Park Rangers, Genesee County Sheriff Department, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Genesee County Central Dispatch and STAT Ambulance.

Military partners attending included the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines and the Michigan National Guard.

The event has several new business partners this year, said Lt. Jim Baldwin.

The line dance team from Bendle/ Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center returned this year. Also, there were K9 demonstrations, a shooting simulator from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, a driving simulator from Michigan State Police, The Home Depot’s Child Build-a-Kit projects and face painting, among several other activities.

The free bike giveaway, sponsored by Target, is always a favorite at the annual event.

The free bike giveaway, sponsored by Target, is always a favorite at the annual event.

Business partners contributing food items included BD’s Mongolian BBQ, Biggby Coffee – Linden Rd., Bongiorno’s Pizza – Beecher Rd., Jets Pizza – Linden Rd.,Michigan Food Market – Van Slyke Rd., Pizza Hut – Miller Rd., Cottage Inn Pizza – Miller Rd., Domino’s Pizza – Ballenger Hwy., Little Caesars – Miller Rd, Swartz Creek, Mancino’s – Linden Rd., Latina Restaurant – Bristol Rd., Texas Roadhouse – Miller Rd., Hungry Howie’s – Miller Rd, Swartz Creek; Banana Boat – Corunna Rd., Dairy Barn – Swartz Creek, Kroger – Swartz Creek and Dollar General – Mundy Twp.

Other business partners participating and/or donating cash or prizes included Medawar Jewelry – Linden Rd., United Way – Genesee County, Sam’s Club – Corunna Rd., Target – Miller Rd., Harbor Freight – Miller Rd., The Home Depot – Corunna Rd., Meijer – Swartz Creek and Mundy Twp. locations, Big Lots – Miller Rd. Burger King – Swartz Creek, McDonald’s – Swartz Creek, Arby’s – Swartz Creek, Taco Bell – Swartz Creek, Wendy’s – Swartz Creek, Subway – Swartz Creek, Valley Coney Island – Miller Rd., Family Farm and Home, ADT Security, Carman- Ainsworth Community Education, Genesee Intermediate School District, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Genesee Conservation District, Genesee Health System, Blue Cross Complete of Michigan, Piper Realty – Sunridge Apartments, Formar Nature Center, Shriners Clowns, PAWS of Animal Rescue, Patsy Lou Chevrolet, Flint Children’s Museum, Peace Financial Center, Fick Excavation and Emterra.


The Michigan State Police brought in a driving simulator to test basic stay on the road skills, driving while under the influence and driving while distracted.

The Michigan State Police brought in a driving simulator to test basic stay on the road skills, driving while under the influence and driving while distracted.

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