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August 18, 2022

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Law Enforcement Unite for National Night Out Event

Enjoy food, giveaways, inflatables and representatives from several law enforcement agencies!

A big National Night Out event is shaping up where folks can establish a community partnership with police and other agencies. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, the Nolensville Police Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Brentwood Police Departments are teaming up to host a National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event takes place at Nolensville Park (2310 Nolensville Park Road). The aim is to promote awareness, neighborhood unity and more.

“Our goal for this event is for our communities to get to know its officers in an effort to keep our neighborhoods safe,” says Roddy Parker, Nolensville police chief. “Residents are asked to turn on their front porch lights the evening of August 2 as a display of unity.”

Participants at enjoy food trucks, giveaways, inflatables. In addition, representatives from several agencies will be on hand. This includes the National Guard, Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Brentwood Police DET, the tactical response team, bicycle patrol officers and many others. Kids will love being able to check out the fire truck on hand and more.

The annual community-building campaign builds police and community partnerships to help make neighborhoods safer places to live and work. Neighborhoods across the nation are joining in with their own events, too.

“This is a night for our nation to stand together and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity,” says Matt Peskin, national coordinator.  “National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement.”

To learn more about the local National Night Out event, visit natw.org.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.