National Night Out Brings Police, Residents Together To Make Communities Safer

By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary

August 03, 2016

Last night, for the second year in a row, Tom and Frances Wolf opened up the grounds of the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg to residents of Pennsylvania to meet troopers (and animals) of the Pennsylvania State Police and other organizations working to make communities stronger and safer.

For the Governor and First Lady, National Night Out is another tremendous opportunity for the Residence to serve as an open, community space and to help improve the relationships between law enforcement and community members.


Pennsylvania State Police were on hand to greet visitors and speak with families and members of the community. Kids and community members also had the opportunity to see a Pennsylvania State Police patrol car up-close, along with giveaways and resources from law enforcement and community organizations.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community relationships in order to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. It is held annually on the first Tuesday of August in thousands of communities across all 50 states, according to the National Association of Town Watch.




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