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National Night Out Highlights Local Police Efforts
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on August 06, 2014 @ 11:52AM
Created on August 05, 2014 @ 7:24PM
 
Tuesday, August 5th is National Night Out. Now, what that means is that all across the nation, communities are celebrating the efforts of their local police departments. Our area was no exception. There were festivities in both Bridgeport and Clarksburg.
 
Starting at 6 in the evening, locals could visit either the VA Park in Clarksburg or the Bridgeport Pool to learn more about all that police do to keep us safe. Local firefighters were there too to connect with the residents they serve. Of course, there was also some fun to be had.
 
At both events, there was music, games, free giveaways and good food.
 
"It's a special night for the community and the police department stand united against crime," said Chief Robert Hilliard of the Clarksburg Police Department.
 
"We seem to have a lot of feedback and comments that are very positive, I really do think it makes a difference," said Chief John Walker of the Bridgeport Police Department.
 
This event started back in 1984 and is all about engaging the community when it comes to successfully tackling crime.

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