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Community policing: National Night Out in Williamsburg turns into a night in

Williamsburg Police Sgt. David Jay speaks to a child at National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy of WPD)
Williamsburg Police Sgt. David Jay speaks to a child at National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy of WPD)

The Williamsburg Police Department participates yearly in the National Night Out, a community policing initiative where officers meet with the community they’re serving.

But this year’s event will be much different because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We do not want to miss an opportunity to connect with our community; however we want to make sure we are doing so in a safe manner,” according to the police department’s news release. “This will be a different format than our previous National Night Out programs, but we are looking forward to being able to show our community what we do.”

Virtual participants will see a “welcome message” from Police Chief Sean Dunn, neighborhood resource officer introductions and a police vehicle tour.

Other event features include a presentation from the department’s investigations branch and “much more.”

The National Night Out 2020 will be live streamed on the Williamsburg Police Department’s Facebook page on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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