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Collierville participates in National Night Out

 From left, Justin Hasty, Tom Norman Sr. and Tom Norman participate in the annual National Night Out in Collierville last week.

On the night of Aug. 4, numerous Collierville residents turned on their porch lights and spent time outside catching up with neighbors and saying hello to familiar faces stopping by from the Collierville Police Department and Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Every member of the Board was escorted by Collierville Police Officers to visit parties who registered their National Night Out event with the Police Department. Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, National Night Out promotes police and community partnerships and neighbor togetherness to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

With over 38 million participants nationally, the Collierville Police Department cosponsors the event to encourage residents to work together to prevent crime in Collierville neighborhoods.

CPD Lt. David Townsend coordinates the event every year.

“National Night Out is a way send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back,” commented Townsend.

With about 40 registered parties in Collierville, the turn out for the event was good, but more participation in the future simply means safer neighborhoods, Townsend noted.

To learn more about ongoing programs for community crime prevention including Crime Stoppers and Neighborhood Watch, visit colliervillepolice.org/services.

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