The Long County recreation department was abuzz with activity Tuesday during National Night Out, hosted by the Long County Sheriff’s Office.
National Night Out is an annual crime and drug prevention, community-building campaign that promotes law enforcement-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles applauded the community for the overwhelming turnout calling it, “A great night for Long County.”
“This Community Event would not have been possible without the cooperation and work of so many of our public safety partners, volunteers, the businesses and donors, and the commitment of our staff. Thank you all for the dedication you have shown, and helping to make the 2019 NNO event a true success.”
Local law enforcement agencies did demonstrations on K-9 deployments, engaged in tug-of-war battles against the Blue Tide football coaching staff and even had deputies get Taser certified in front of the large crowd.
Families dined on hamburgers and hot dogs and enjoyed festival games, everything provided free for all in attendance.
Nobles said he was pleased with the large gathering.
“It improves the relationship our law enforcement officers have with the community and builds friendships,” Nobles said. “The temperature was great, lots of folks came out and it was overall a great event for Long County.”