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W.Va. Law Enforcement Agencies Celebrate National Night Out

A picture of police standing behind a long picnic table serving food to members of the community.Martinsburg Police Department/Facebook

Tuesday, Aug. 1 marks National Night Out — an event celebrated by law enforcement agencies across the country.

The initiative will bring together community members and law enforcement across West Virginia with the goal of building positive relationships and creating safer neighborhoods.

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District William Ihlenfeld will celebrate by attending the event at locations across the state. 

Ihlenfeld plans to visit the following cities:

  • Wheeling: Wheeling Park Ice Rink from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Clarksburg: Veteran’s Memorial Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Bridgeport: The Bridge Sports Complex beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Martinsburg: War Memorial Park main pavilion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ranson: The Home Depot at Potomac Marketplace from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“National Night Out showcases first responders and strengthens the bonds between police and the communities they serve,” Ihlenfeld said.

Events include food booths, swimming, games, face painting, educational materials and giveaways. It also provides an opportunity for members of the public to interact face-to-face with safety responders.