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Lt. Steve Cohen of the Holly Springs Police Department gives his helmet to Jack Ward, 4, of Woodstock, during Woodstock Police Department’s 32nd annual National Night Out.

The Woodstock Police Department, in partnership with other local public safety agencies, joins forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 36th annual National Night Out to be held on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen police and community partnerships, and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are uniting together to fight crime.

This event will feature police dog demonstrations, public safety equipment on display, Safekids, and more activities for children of all ages. Food and drinks will be made available courtesy of Target and prepared by City of Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department staff. Music will also be provided by DJ Tim Cahill.

Other partnering agencies include: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, Cherokee County School Police, Cherokee County E-911 Center, Canton Police Department, Holly Springs Police Department, and Woodstock Fire Department.

National Night Out is sponsored by Target, a national corporate sponsor.

For more information on National Night Out event, please contact Officer Greg Stepp at 770-592-6000 ext: 1134 or gstepp@woodstockga.gov.

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