The Milford Police Department Community Policing Unit is getting the city ready for the town’s Night Out next week.

It started 22 years ago, hosting safety displays and entertainment for the community. Sgt. Robert Masten, police spokesperson, said they want to make sure they carry on the tradition.

“We want people to get out and be aware of the services that we offer,” he said. “At the same time, we want to continue to build on our relationship with the community.”

The police will be informing residents about different ways they can communicate with the department, such as social media or a recently created Milford police smartphone app.

“You can get some real-time information through these sources,” he said.

Safety will be in the spotlight. Emergency vehicles from The Carlisle Fire Company, Houston VFC, Memorial VFC, Delaware Natural Resources Police, Bayhealth and Sussex County EOC will be on display.

To keep the audience entertained, The Funsters will play from 6 to 8 p.m.

Everything is free—including the food and drink. The menu this year has a new addition—chicken. The Greenwood Fire Company offered to prepare chicken, Masten said.

This year’s Milford Night Out is hosted by Grotto’s Pizza, Allen Harim, Walmart and Pepsi.