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Sheriff’s Office gets ready for a night out

Information provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for the 2015 Annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 4.  The event is a block party of sorts, aimed at making neighborhoods county-wide safer.

The purpose of this event is to reduce property crime through neighbors getting out of their houses, turning on their porch lights, and getting to know each other as well as local emergency service providers.  This happens through neighborhood watch groups pre-registering with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and hosting block parties, which are attended by deputies and employees from the sheriff’s office, fire personnel from local fire stations, and other special guests.

The visits can consist of any of the following groups; K-9s and their handlers, motorcycles, Race-A-Cop car, patrol car, jail bus, crime scene van, SWAT team member, park ranger, McGruff the Crime Dog, CSV (Community Safety Volunteer), Mounted Patrol, fire fighters and their engines, and many more.  These visits allow citizens to interact with law enforcement and fire fighters in a non-emergent atmosphere, which builds stronger relationships between the citizens of Douglas County and local emergency services personnel.

“I’m excited about this program every year,” Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.  “Events like this are what make our community a safe place to live and work.”  

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