Suffolk County’s Fourth Precinct took part in the ‘National Night Out’ via an event hosted at the Smithaven Mall.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.
Smithtown’s event was well attended, with Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison and Kevon O’Hare, President of the Suffolk County Citizens Police Academy, appearing at the event.
Members from the local precinct and the academy mingled with youths and worked to build bridges in the community. Events were held all across Long Island.