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U.S. Attorney Dena J. King Takes Part In National Night Out

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, will join residents, law enforcement, community organizations, and community

National Night Out 2022

leaders to commemorate the 39th Annual National Night Out.

U.S. Attorney King and her staff will visit neighborhoods throughout the Charlotte area today hosting National Night Out events.

Established in 1984 from a Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grant, the goal of National Night Out is to strengthen relationships between communities and law enforcement. National Night Out is a community-building and crime prevention campaign that promotes collaborative law enforcement community partnerships. Each year, communities nationwide participate in neighborhood events, block parties, festivals, safety demonstrations, seminars, and activities that heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts. These events help strengthen neighborhood ties, foster police-community partnerships, and demonstrate a shared commitment for safe communities.  

“National Night Out is an opportunity for neighbors, community organizations, businesses and community leaders to join forces with law enforcement in building community-based partnerships. Bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community and promoting mutual trust is vital to increasing public safety, and that begins with getting to know the people we serve and protect,” said U.S. Attorney King.

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Updated August 3, 2022

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