DPD invites public to National Night Out

With events publicized by national media, it may be hard for some to imagine a time and a place where law enforcement and citizens could come together in one place of peace. However, such a situation will occur on August 11 when all of the emergency personnel in Demopolis and civilians are invited to come together for National Night Out at the Demopolis Middle School football field from 6 to 9 p.m.
The annual event has taken place in Demopolis for many years, but current Police Chief Tommy Reese said he has made an effort to make sure the gathering happens on a larger scale. The event has averaged nearly 1,000 participants the past few years.
“We can’t do this by ourselves,” Reese said. “We need the community’s help to make Demopolis a better place. Together we can do it.”
Started in 1984, the National Night Out program serves as a chance to promote a cooperative relationship between law enforcement and the community. The event allows the groups to meet each other in a neutral and relaxed setting.
Thanks to the support of multiple sponsors, the event will be free of charge to everyone who attends. Food and drinks will be available as well.
For more information on National Night Out and it’s history visit www.natw.org.