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Night Out for Clearwater Police

Bay Flite landed and law enforcement and public safety officials answered questions and performed demonstrations as hundreds of residents came to check out Clearwater Police's 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Oct. 2.

Bay Flite landed and law enforcement and public safety officials answered questions and performed demonstrations as hundreds of residents came to check out Clearwater Police's 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Oct. 2.

Residents chatted with officers, tried their best to pass a field sobriety test with a pair of "drunk goggles" on and snacked on a variety of free food available throughout the parking lot in front of Super Target at Clearwater Mall.

The event also included other demonstrations and displays, free document shredding, child safety seat checks and bicycle safety inspections.

"National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for anticrime initiatives, strengthen the relationship between the community and police and let criminals know that crime won’t be tolerated," according to a release from Clearwater Police.

Ed Woods October 05, 2012 at 11:25 AM
This was an outstanding event to attend. Met many of the CPD and learned a lot about them as individuals and their roles. A VERY caring group of professionals who's concern for the safety of our community is paramount. Took 20 minutes to become educated on how our SWAT team operates and the various levels of their preparedness and continuing education. At the event too I was able to meet some of the event organizer such as Tim Shaver of Target and Debbie Most of COSTCO as well as the other support vendors such as Alison O,Grady 2013 Event Chair of Relay For Life. Finally, was delighted to meet Jared Leone and Jason Bartolone Editors of Patch. Patch is my daily morning read as I stay tuned to local Clearwater stories. Jared and Jason are a couple of great editors. All said and done, with a regular increase of attendance, participation and activities each year, the 2013 National Night Out is going to be special. I look forward to being a bigger part of it.
Jared Leone October 05, 2012 at 01:32 PM
It was nice to meet you too Ed. Thanks for introducing yourself. National Night Out was well attended and offered a good mix of education and entertainment. We also look forward to seeing the event get bigger each year.
DeElizabethan October 05, 2012 at 04:25 PM
It was fantastic and so informative. Lots of food also. A special evening to not miss.

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