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Allen County's first National Night Out

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This nationwide program is an annual campaign that promotes police and community partnerships in order to make neighborhoods safer. This nationwide program is an annual campaign that promotes police and community partnerships in order to make neighborhoods safer.
Adding to the night, a fundraiser 5K for the Allen County D.A.R.E. program was held. Adding to the night, a fundraiser 5K for the Allen County D.A.R.E. program was held.

People in Allen County got a closer look at what's going on at the Sheriffs Department and the Perry Township's First Responders at Allen County's first National Night Out.

This nationwide program is an annual campaign that promotes police and community partnerships in order to make neighborhoods safer.

This year, Allen County decided to join in and have their own, making it their first one.

Sheriff Matt Treglia says, "There's National Night Out all over Allen County and we sent a little bit of our dive team, a little bit of the bomb team, a little bit of the SWAT team, DARE, everybody to different ones and we got to thinking why not have our own? Allen County's our entire community so we have enough stuff and we wanted to display everything we wanted to offer in this National Night Out and have everybody come see us here."

Every Sheriff's Office division and special team was out there to interact with the public and show them some of their daily routines.

This includes the Sheriff's Office Horse and Motorcycle Patrol, Detective Bureau and Crime Task Force, SWAT, Dive, K-9 and Bomb teams, Corrections Division and Communications Division, Sheriff's Office and Perry Township Patrol Units, Perry Township Fire Department and EMS, and the Allen County Management Agency.

Assistant Chief for the Perry Township Fire Department, Todd Garder says, "I think it's a great leap forward for them. They asked us to come out and not only help and support them but also be here to show them for our apparatus and what we are capable of doing."

This event is a way for the community to learn about neighborhood safety.

It's for people of all ages. For kids, it's all about, "Kids having fun," according to Preston Kirk.

Adding to the night, a fundraiser 5K for the Allen County D.A.R.E. program was held.

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