WPD to host third annual National Night Out

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williamsburg-police-patchThe Williamsburg Police Department will host National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

According to a news release from the city, the free event was created to promote police-community partnerships, public engagement and neighborhood camaraderie. The event, the third of its kind in Williamsburg, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Community Building at 401 N. Boundary Street.

This year’s event carries the theme “Unity in the Community.” Those in attendance will have an opportunity to meet members of three local law enforcement agencies: the Williamsburg Police Department, Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police.

“National Night Out is all about law enforcement officers building relationships with the community,” Officer Tim Walker said in the release. “NNO provides a great opportunity for citizens to meet, shake hands and speak with members of law enforcement. While we are fortunate to have a good working relationship with our community, events like this help us to reinforce our commitment to public safety and the well-being of everyone in Williamsburg.”

The event will feature several family-friendly activities including a dunking booth, music, disc golf and cornhole games. Williamsburg Police Department will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks for all in attendance. Other vendors providing free snacks and treats include Baskin-Robbins, Cakes by Tawanda, Lokal, Chick-Fil-A and Mad About Chocolate.

Parking will be available at Prince George Parking Garage and on the top level of the Parking Terrace next to the Community Building. A section of N. Boundary Street in front of the Community Building will be closed to traffic from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.