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TPD Hosting BBQ In Two Tallahassee Parks

Tallahassee Police Department website

The Tallahassee Police Department is hosting a barbecue Tuesday evening as part of National Night Out.

Local law enforcement officers are dusting off their aprons—they’ll be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers in Railroad Square and Lafayette Park Tuesday night.  Community Relations officer Anitra Highland says the event is aimed at cementing relations with the community and sharing information about crime prevention efforts.

“Well, National Night Out is an annual event," Highland says, "and it’s designed to strengthen the communities with encouraging the neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and local law enforcement.”

In addition to food, TPD is partnering with Target to do face painting for kids.  The event starts Tuesday night at 6:00.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.