The Dover Police Department will bring the National Night Out to the parking lot of Target, 148 John Hunn Brown Road, Dover, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1.

The event brings the Dover Police Department, along with emergency agencies and military personnel, to one place where the public can bring their families to meet and greet the departments and agencies and see the equipment used in their jobs while forming a positive relationship with the community.

In addition to appearances and demonstrations by these agencies, Night Out will feature activities for all ages along with food and beverages for all while supplies last.

The National Night Out provides a variety of agencies with an opportunity to show citizens what services they provide, the vehicles and equipment they use and a chance to interact with personnel in a relaxed atmosphere.

WSFS and the Dover Police Department will join together to bring a “shred event” to the National Night Out for the third consecutive year. The public can bring personal documents to be shredded from 5 to 8 p.m. There will also be K-9 demonstrations and Dover Police motorcycle demonstrations at during the event.