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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 1, 2016

U.S. Attorney’s Office to take part in National Night Out

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that he and members of his staff will join law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, August 2nd in Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, and Wheeling as part of the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

According to Ihlenfeld, National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

“It’s more important than ever before that we bring the police and the community together,” said Ihlenfeld.  “We already have great trust between communities and law enforcement in Northern West Virginia, and National Night Out is a wonderful opportunity to build upon what we have and make it even stronger.”

The United States Attorney’s Office will be present at four National Night Out events, to include the events at the Benedum Civic Center 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.

Topic(s): 
Community Outreach
Updated August 1, 2016