By: Michael Campbell, News Editor
9:42 a.m. | August 3, 2017
PRINCE GEORGE – A yearly tradition in Prince George aims to unite neighbors and give the community a chance to get to know their local law enforcement through food and fellowship.
This week’s National Night Out event in Prince George was one of the biggest in their 15 years of taking part in the national event with 32 different sites across the county, including an event at Scott Park just off Courthouse Road. Residents joined members of the Prince George Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, County Administration and a number of departments for conversations and a meal accompanied by mild summer temperatures.
For Prince George Police Chief Keith Early, Tuesday’s National Night Out events represent the department’s daily commitment to community policing and fostering relationships with the entire county.
“The partnerships we have with the community are 24-7-365,” he said. “We police as part of the community every single day and we have events throughout PG consistently and we always out in the community.”
In the August 9 edition of The Prince George Journal, Early talks about the importance of building relationships with the community he and his officers serve and details some of the other community initiatives Prince George County Police utilizes daily as part of their goal of community service.