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Virginia communities to participate in National Night Out

Posted at 7:21 AM, Aug 07, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Citizens and law enforcement will have a chance to get better acquainted with each other.  The annual National Night Out is being held Tuesday. 

The event is designed to bring communities together with a common goal and purpose, striving to strengthen police and community partnerships, build a sense of community and heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.

Events will begin tonight at 5 p.m. in Richmond at the Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond at 2712 Chamberlayne Avenue.

Click here for National Night Out events in Hanover.

You can find out more about community events in your area by visiting the National Night Out website here:

Albemarle Police and County Fire and Rescue personnel will be in the Target parking lot at 312 Connor Drive from 6-9 p.m.  In addition to the usual equipment on display and fingerprinting, a simulator will show the lethal effects of texting while driving. There’s also a bicycle safety course and free bike helmets.

Thirty-seven million people nationwide are expected to take part in National Night Out.