FAU Police, Department of Housing to host “Night Out with the Five-0”

The event will feature a vehicle rollover simulator and free food.

Photo courtesy of FAU Department of Housing and Residential Life.

Photo courtesy of FAU Department of Housing and Residential Life.

Thomas Chiles, Contributing Writer


his Thursday, the Florida Atlantic Police Department and the Department of Housing and Residential Life will be hosting “Night Out with the Five-0,” which will run from 6-8 p.m on the housing lawn.

“Owls ‘Night Out with the ‘Five-0’ is held to promote crime prevention awareness, emergency preparedness, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie,” said FAU PD Sgt. Mary Douglas, head of the crime prevention unit on campus.

Along with music, free food and prize giveaways, a vehicle rollover simulator will also be present to show participants firsthand what happens during a car accident.

“Since 1984 when the event began, it has involved more than 38 million people in 16,000 communities from all 50 states and now FAU Police Department will be part of that initiative,” Douglas said.

The police department will be registering students’ personal laptops and bicycles to provide students with proof of ownership in case they are stolen and recovered. Students who register a bicycle will be eligible to receive a free U-Lock while supplies last.

Thomas Chiles is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @thomas_iv.