The Wilmer community center was ablaze with flashing light and smiling faces as the Wilmer Police Department hosted its first “National Night Out”.
Wilmer citizens gathered in support of our Police Department to meet our Officers and learn first hand about crime control and prevention. With plenty of hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and sodas it was obvious that everyone was having a great time. As parents signed up for neighborhood watch programs, the kids were provided goodie bags containing plenty of activity and coloring books on bike safety, crime prevention and drug free environments.
When asked about the turnout, Chief Kemp said, “"It appears approximately 150 people were our guest throughout the evening despite the bad weather. Young and old alike enjoyed the food, gifts, information and activities. The most important thing I witnessed was the spirit of family and community as folks visited with one another. I could not be more encouraged by the support our community and citizens showed the members of the Wilmer Police Department. And through hard work and diligence by law enforcement and the good citizens of Wilmer, we will gain more support which in turn will make our jobs more effective and Wilmer a safer place to live and work. I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to each guest and volunteer who made this first annual National Night Out a huge success."
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