Local communities celebrate National Night Out

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ROANOKE – Thousands are participating in National Night Out, a night to strengthen the relationship between neighborhoods and law enforcement. Roanoke Police Chief, Tim Jones, says it’s events like National Night Out that help tackle crime and concerns in communities. “Law enforcement police officers cannot do it without the eyes and the ears of the neighborhood and the citizens,” said Jones. “So, it’s a joint effort.”

Southeast Roanoke residents gathered at Jackson Park. They enjoyed free hot dogs, ice cream, games, super heroes, and some face painting. Chief Jones says he’s spoken to many citizens and has received positive feedback. “Folks have been most gracious,” said Jones. “Coming up, and thanking myself and more importantly, thanking the men and women who work in the police department who are out there everyday on the streets answering the calls. And it shows the officers that the community really is behind in supporting of what they do and how they do it.”
 
 

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