National Night Out Delivers Neighborhood Fun

Law enforcement officers and other first responders took to the streets Tuesday to bring a little fun to neighborhoods across Loudoun County.

Tuesday was National Night Out, an annual campaign designed to promote partnerships to make communities safer. Officers from Leesburg, Purcellville and Middleburg police departments, as well as deputies from Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, put on activities throughout the county.

“This event allows us to continue our mission of fostering public relations, partnerships, and trust. Together we can continue making this community a great place to live, work, visit, and raise a family,” said Leesburg Police Chief Gregory Brown. “We look forward to working with our community and achieving another successful year.”

In Leesburg, the town police department brought out the Mobile Command Center, police cars, police motorcycles, and the the Leesburg Police Barrel Train along with Leesburg K-9 Officer Sally and McGruff the Crime Dog who handed out Junior Officer Badges.

The Leesburg Parks & Recreation Department was also on hand with an inflatable obstacle course and a Start Smart Tennis program, assisted by volunteers from the Town’s Recreation Outreach to Community Kids or R.O.C.K. program.

And Loudoun Hunger Relief distributed non-perishable food and information about their programs.

Other organizations supporting the program included Leesburg Fire/Rescue Squad, Lodge 69 Fraternal Order of Police, and the Loudoun Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Leesburg Police Chief Greg Brown meets with residents Tuesday during the National Night Out along Plaza Street in Leesburg. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)

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