Biloxi Police host family-friendly festival against crime

The Biloxi Police Department, the Biloxi Fire Department and other first responders will offer home and personal safety tips during a free family-friendly festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Point Cadet Plaza.

The annual Biloxi Community Festival Against Crime allows the public to get a close-up look at the city’s emergency-response equipment, meet police officers and firefighters and receive useful safety tips in a fun-filled environment.

“We want our citizen to know our police officers and see what services we provide,” said Biloxi Police Officer Joey Payne. “We want everyone to come out, relax and have a good time.”

Visitors will have a chance to spend the afternoon learning more about operations in the police and fire departments, see their high-tech equipment, and learn how to avoid becoming a victim of crime and preventing fires in the home.

The event will feature games such as a kids firefighter obstacle course, door prizes, giveaways, child safety check points, police canine demonstrations, and free food.

Among the first responders participating in the affair are the Biloxi Police Department’s dive and rescue team, bomb squad, and the traffic and bicycle divisions.  Members of the Biloxi Fire Department and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources also be showing off emergency vehicles and equipment.
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News & Notes: Shuckers, movie night, soccer registration

Weekend preview: The Biloxi Shuckers, tied 1-1 in the best-of-three playoffs with the Jackson Generals, are at MGM Park this evening for Gamne 3, the Humane Society of South Mississippi will present its Rock ‘N Roll Over-Year of the Dog 2018 fundraiser at the Hard Rock this evening, Bret Michaels will be at the Beau Rivage, Wayne Newton and Clint Black will each entertain at the IP, Grand Funk Railroad will also be at the Hard Rock, and Deep Purple & Judas Priest and Kevin Gates will each be at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. To see a complete weekend lineup, click here

Movie night:  The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department, along with Councilmember Nathan Barrett, will host a Movie Night at the Woolmarket School Grounds, 12513 John Lee Road, on Friday evening.  Bring your lawn chairs and blanket to participate in water games, giveaways and more.  The movie “Moana” will show at dark.  To see the flyer, click here.

Soccer registration:  The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for its soccer league, ages 4 to 7, on Saturday form 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center. To see the flyer, click here