The village of Amelia participated in the 25th annual National Night Out Aug. 5.
The fifth year that the village has celebrated the event, an estimated 300 people came out to enjoy the free food and the camaraderie between the village’s residents, the government, and the police department.
National Night Out is an annual event designed to increase crime and drug prevention awareness, solidify neighborhood spirit and police-citizen partnerships, and to send a very clear message to law breakers that the village is organized and united in fighting back.
“National Night Out is just one of the ways that we are part of the community that we serve,” said Amelia Police Chief Jeffrey Sucher. “Unfortunately, oftentimes the only contact residents have with us is when we are called to perform our law enforcement duties – these days police work is more than just police work.”