|Published: 9:10 AM, 07/31/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-The Sweetwater Police
Department will once again host its annual National Night Out from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the recreation complex across
from Brown Intermediate School.
The Police Department, in conjunction
with the Fire Department and all city departments, has hosted the
community-police event for more than a decade.
The free event is designed to help keep
the community and Police Department crime prevention and community
policing efforts strong.
Police Chief Eddie Byrum and Officer
Daniel Johnson said the event will once again have lots of fun
events for the young and old.
Free swimming in the pool and numerous
other activities are provide free.
The event is made possible by the many
businesses that donate time, money and services.
Though some police departments have
moved their Night Outs into the fall for cooler weather, Sweetwater
will keep the August date because its National Night Out is part of a
nationwide community policing effort.
Sweetwater's National Night Out has
been recognized nationally for excellence in cities with populations
under 15,000. The department expects about 2,000 citizens to come out
once again that night to celebrate community involvement.
Businesses and volunteers can still
participate in National Night Out by calling Officer Johnson or
Officer Suzanne Ward at the Police Department at 337-6151.
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