Local Police Departments to Participate in National Night Out

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Williamsburg Police Sgt. David Jay speaks to a child at National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy of WPD)
On Tuesday, August 3, police departments and communities will join together for National Night Out. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of WPD)

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Each year, local police departments and neighborhoods participate in National Night Out, which is an event that promotes law enforcement-community partnerships.

This year’s National Night Out is Tuesday, August 3, and local police departments will visit area neighborhoods to raise awareness about crime and drug prevention, as well as strengthen support for and participation in local anti-crime programs. 

Each year, deputies from York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, James City County Police Department and Williamsburg Police Department visit neighborhoods to help build a safer community. 

Residents are encouraged to participate in National Night Out by turning on porch lights, getting out to meet neighbors, join in flashlight walks throughout the neighborhood together and organize neighborhood block parties, cookouts, parades and youth programs. 

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