Story by Gator Kincaid
WEST POINT- On Tuesday, the West Point Police, and Fire Departments hosted a National Night Out crime prevention event from John Hogg’s Park as the city of West Point rolled out the red carpet for the community with a meet and greet with officers, firefighters, and city officials as well as food, and fun. Children also enjoyed games for the popular event.
The purpose of the event which has been taking place nationwide for almost forty years is to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and standing to fight back against crime.
"We have been doing this for the past few years, and we like doing this in the summer. Some agencies do this in October but do ours just before school starts. Hopefully, we will have more events like this", said West Point Police Chief Donald Britt.
Joining West Point Police, and Fire Departments was South State Bank which gave away complimentary bags of South State information and goodies.