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HPD to host National Night Out 2019 in downtown Hinesville
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Hinesville Police Department Cpl. Michael Welter leans down to greet little ones to National Night Out last year. (Courier file photo/Lawrence Dorsey)

National Night Out is back. The Hinesville Police Department (HPD) will host National Night Out 2019 on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5- 8:30 p.m. in Bradwell Park. Join HPD officers and community organizations for an end-of-summer celebration with games, food and activities in downtown Hinesville.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign designed to promote partnerships between law enforcement and their communities, as well as neighborhood camaraderie. The local National Night Out is a festival- styled evening that boasts free food and activities for attendees, as well as the chance to get to know local law enforcement officers in a relaxed atmosphere. The event is hosted under the umbrella of the Hinesville Police Department’s C.O.P (community oriented policing) program and is one of several events and activities the department hosts to help strengthen the relationship with its officers and the community they serve.

Corporal Kevin Remillard is the C.O.P. program administrator for HPD.

“National Night Out is a wonderful way for citizens to engage Hinesville police officers, and officers of other law enforcement agencies, in ways they may not otherwise have the opportunity to do so,” Remillard said. “Our commitment to the community extends beyond the badge and patrol car. It is seeded in our desire to serve, protect and defend our families, neighbors and fellow citizens. National Night Out takes this a step further and allows for citizens to get to know law enforcement officers personally by playing games, enjoying music and gaining an understanding of our agencies in a setting that is both enjoyable and educational all at once.”

Hinesville’s National Night Out 2019 will feature music by local DJ Rock Productions, inflatables and First Responders Dunking Booth and the charity Pie in the Face Silent Auction to throw a pie in the face of local officials and city of Hinesville employees. Additionally, event patrons will be able to apply for the fall HPD Citizens’ Academy, win prizes with a free raffle and play “Guess the Amount,” by guessing the amount of change in a jar; the correct or closest guess wins the contents of the jar.

Officers with the Hinesville Police Department, Liberty County Sheriff’s Department and other first responder agencies from the area will be in attendance.

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