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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

U.S. Attorney’s Office to Take Part in National Night Out

Prosecutors Will Join Events throughout the Western District of Virginia

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – The United States Attorney’s Office will join law enforcement and community leaders throughout the Western District of Virginia on Tuesday for events as part of the country’s National Night Out initiative.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  The event provides an opportunity to develop and strengthen relationships between the community and law enforcement by bringing police and neighbors together under positive circumstances, to provide information about drug and crime prevention programs, and to make sure neighborhoods get to know the law enforcement officers who are dedicated to keeping them safe.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen, as well as other management and prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Office will participate in events at IX Park in Charlottesville and at Stonefield in Albemarle County. They will also ride on patrol with local police departments and participate in National Night Out events in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Danville, and Bristol.

More than 16,000 communities and over 38 million community members are expected to take part in National Night Out events on Tuesday across the country.

 

Updated August 7, 2018