Bolivar participates in Night Out Against Crime Featured

Getting to know law enforcement and making neighborhoods safer is the goal for Night Out Against Crime, which will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the United Family Life Center in Cleveland. The Office of the District Attorney, the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department and Cleveland School District, among others, have partnered for this event. "This is a way for us to build trust in the community and encourage the citizens to assist us in solving crimes in Bolivar County," said Sheriff Kelvin Williams in a previous story. According to the website, "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." There will be small informational sessions throughout the evening where law enforcement officers will educate citizens on their roles as officers and how to protect themselves and stay safe during times of emergency. The citizens will be informed about neighborhood watch programs and the district attorney’s office will also provide information on how it can assist individuals in case of an emergency. A back to school rally will also be held during the event so students in attendance will have the opportunity to play games and win door prizes. Local businesses in Bolivar County have partnered the sheriff and district attorney to supply back to school items such as backpacks for prizes.

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