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Police Hope To Build Community, Cooperation At National Night Out

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National Night Out takes place this Tuesday. This year, two Tallahassee neighborhoods will be celebrating.

The national night out is meant to bring neighbors and emergency responders together in an effort to increase community safety. Officer Damon Miller Jr. is a spokesman for the TPD.

“It’s just really just strengthening the neighborhood and the overall spirit that they have and it really just makes us feel better that, hey, the only time you’re going to see us isn’t just when something bad is happening,” Miller says.

Miller says officers will also be recruiting people to participate in community safety programs and talking about home and business security. The East Gate and Meadows Neighborhoods will be holding events Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

Phone: (850) 645-6090 | rmccarthy@fsu.edu

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