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Press Release

United States Attorney’s Office to Participate in National Night Out

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia will join community organizers, neighbors, and law enforcement partners to participate in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, United States Attorney Will Thompson announced. During this year’s National Night Out, the office will participate in the community event scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ritter Park Fountain Plaza in Huntington.

Additional National Night Out events are scheduled throughout the Southern District of West Virginia, including Beckley, Charleston, Dunbar, Parkersburg, and Whitesville.

“National Night Out strengthens the connections between our communities and the men and women of law enforcement who serve them,” Thompson said. “These events offer an excellent opportunity to promote awareness and prevention, and I commend our state and local law enforcement partners for their commitment to support this annual initiative.”

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes partnerships and camaraderie between law enforcement and the communities they serve to make our neighborhoods safer places to live. Millions take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities throughout the country on the first Tuesday of August in most areas of the country.

National Night Out was established in 1984 with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice. The program is administered by the National Association of Town Watch, a nationwide non-profit organization.

Coordinated by local law enforcement and trained volunteers, National Night Out provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods host block parties, cookouts, festivals, parades, safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and more. National Night Out sends a message that neighbors are united and working together to keep their communities and each other safe.

For more information, visit https://natw.org/.

 A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia.

 

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Updated July 31, 2023

Topic
Community Outreach