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TPD participates in National Night Out

TPD participates in National Night Out
TPD participates in National Night Out
Posted at 2:09 AM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 22:20:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee police went door-to-door in two neighborhoods Tuesday, joining law enforcement across the country for the "National Night Out."

The night serves as a way for neighborhoods to meet informally with law enforcement agencies and come up with ways to target crime.

This was a neighborhood on Eastgate Way and Danshire Drive, just off Capital Circle Northeast.

Officers also met with folks on Roberts Avenue in The Meadows neighborhood.

TPD says the event heightens crime and drug preventions awareness.

"It's a great time for people to come out and interact with police, said Officer Damon Miller. "Sometimes the only interaction they have with us at all is in a negative light and we want this to be a positive light. Come on out and ask all the crazy cop questions you've ever wanted to ask, our chief and deputy chief are out here are well, if you want to take a selfie, shake their hand, and also to interact with the vendors who are here as well."

Organizers say this was a great way to meet those who live around you and to look out for one another.