The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office will join forces with local, state, and federal agencies in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday.
National Night Out is designed to promote neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships in a fight for safer communities and a safer nation.
Newberry County Crime Watch groups throughout the county asked our acclaimed Community Oriented Police Program to host an event this year to show our capabilities and technologies.
“We decided to open this up to the public due to the interest it drew,” said Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the back lot of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office (adjacent to the Lynches’ Woods Park entrance).
Various aspects of public safety equipment will be on display including police vehicles, fire trucks, rescue trucks and boats, a critical incident team demonstration, and many other items of equipment.
In addition, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be on hand with their make one take one simulator.
Foster will provide an overview of the sheriff’s office operation, there will be a demonstration of the new sheriff’s office web based mapping program, and facility tours will be available.
Following this demonstration, people are encouraged to attend other National Night Out activities in your neighborhoods.
There will be activities for people of all ages during the event including child identification registrations.
“This is an exciting time for us to invite the public into our daily operation,” said Foster. “We hope that the public will come out and support the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and National Night Out to make Newberry County a better, safer community.”
Foster said that even if you could not attend the event, you are asked to leave your porch light on Tuesday evening to show your support of public safety and your desire to live in a safe community.
Also the City of Newberry plans a National Night Out event on Tuesday at Marion Davis Park from 6:30 to 8 p.m.