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Prince George’s County Participates in the 33rd Annual National Night Out

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Prince George’s County Participates in the 33rd Annual National Night Out
By Meghan Brown

On August 1, 2017, communities and law enforcement across the Prince George’s County and the country came together for the 33rd annual National Night Out. A night meant to promote partnerships and fellowship between communities and law enforcement included games, food, and many more activities. Younger audiences has moon bounces and rock climbing, among other things, to enjoy. While older audiences enjoyed meeting representatives from many different organizations and businesses from across the county, performances from local bands, and many other activities.

Prince George’s County’s Parks and Recreation teen workers helped commemorate the day by passing out hot dogs and Rita’s Frozen Ice to community members. You could even catch the local law enforcement engaging in games.

Alice Holt, an employee for Community Relations for Prince George’s County agrees National Night Out is well needed event, “National Night Out is a great night for the community…This gives them an opportunity to meet with the elected officials, the public safety officials, you know, the police department and just have a good time.”

Originally called “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” National Night Out was started to promote crime prevention and police-community partnerships. The event was started in 1984 and has grown to include communities from almost every state in America.

“It’s good to see the young kids out here, the adults getting together, having a good time, eating food, playing games. It’s a beautiful thing. Especially for the community. I look forward to National Night Out, every year,” said Ocie Miller, a Law Enforcement Explorer for Prince George’s County Police.