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Community comes together for National Night Out

Posted at 4:20 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 04:20:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — It may take a village to raise a child but it takes community effort to curb-crime.

That's why Tuesday night, Tallahassee Police, city leaders, community groups and volunteers celebrated National Night Out in the 'Medows Neighborhood' on Roberts Avenue.

" The people need to learn to respect each other and officials," said James Blandford, Coordinator of Medows Neighborhood National Night Out.

Respecting one another and coming together. That's the goal of Tallahassee's annual National Night out.

"This is a chance for us to get together and let us know that we are all people. we all have feelings and we are not here to hurt anyone we don't want anyone to get hurt. We want everyone to be happy and make Tallahassee the place that it is where we can work, live and play," said Officer Allan Morris, Tallahassee Police Department.

Tuesday the community talked with local law enforcement agencies, everyone there agreed that communication is crucial and invaluable.

" There's nothing better for the community than to have good interaction between the officers and our residents," said Blandford.

Especially with the ultimate goal of reducing crime in the Capital City.

"Less violence it is the better it is for everyone especially when you live in a community. You want your home to be your place of safety and this helps create that environment," said Officer Morris.

And that can only be accomplished by law enforcement and the community working together...

National Night Out will be held next year on Tuesday, August 4.