By: Michael Campbell, News Editor
12:04 p.m. | August 3, 2017
DINWIDDIE – A yearly tradition in Dinwiddie aims to unite neighbors and give the community a chance to get to know their local law enforcement through food, fellowship, and fun.
This week’s National Night Out was considered by many across Dinwiddie to be a success as the county and its residents hosted four events during Tuesday night’s nationwide event, with sites in McKenney, West Petersburg, the Rohoic Wood Apartments and along Keelers Mill Road in DeWitt all taking part in the festivities with music, food, snacks and plenty of laughs and conversation between neighbors and local law enforcement.
For Dinwiddie Sheriff D.T. Adams, Tuesday’s National Night Out events represent the department’s daily commitment to community policing and fostering relationships with the entire county.
“It’s truly about getting neighbors to meet neighbors and to meet the police and come together for safer neighborhoods,” Adams said before making stops at several of the county’s National Night Out block parties. “It’s an interaction between the neighbors themselves who live in the area with police to make their neighborhood a safer community.”
“I am a strong advocate of community policing and I think it is more important now that ever before,” he added.
In the August 9 edition of The Dinwiddie Monitor, Adams talks about the importance of building relationships with the community he and his deputies serve and details some of the other community initiatives the Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Office utilizes daily as part of their goal of community service.