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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

U.S. Attorney’s Office spreads anti-bullying message at National Night Out

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – The United States Attorney’s Office will join law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, August 1, in Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, and Wheeling as part of the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen.

National Night Out is meant to strengthen relationships between the community and law enforcement, heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, and help make our neighborhoods safer.

“Building positive community relationships is a top law enforcement priority. It’s vitally important that our office, and others across our district, participate in events such as this one to help spread awareness and keep our communities great places to live and work,” said Jividen.

The United States Attorney’s Office will be present at four National Night Out events, to include the events at the Bridgeport City Pool in Bridgeport, the VA Park in Clarksburg, the War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, and Wheeling Park in Wheeling.  Each of these events will begin at 6 p.m.

National Night Out organizers are expecting over 16,000 communities and 38 million people to take part in community events on Tuesday across the country.

Updated August 1, 2017