King County Sheriff’s Deputies enjoy National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Taking place the first Tuesday in August, it enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while showing a true sense of community.
King County Sheriff’s deputies showed up at a variety of events across the county last week to connect with residents, represent the department, and have a great time. From Fall City to White Center to Sammamish and points in between, officers were out in force making a positive impact on community relations.
“Community engagement is incredibly important, and NNO makes it easy for us to meet with large groups within different areas of our communities,” said Undersheriff Jesse Anderson. “These gatherings give us an opportunity to speak to larger audiences about crime and other policing issues.”
“You also never know what you might run into, such as therapy llamas,” he added. Undersheriff Anderson and Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall met them at the Remington neighborhood picnic just outside of Maple Valley.
“National Night Out is one of my favorite things to do each year,” said Chief Troy Olmsted of the Criminal Investigations Division. “Neighborhood interaction and plenty of food selections!” It provides a great opportunity to bring law enforcement and neighbors together under positive circumstances.