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WPD, Civic Organizations Reach Out with National Night Out

Editor’s note: The following report was provided by Bethany Hashway:

Warwick, RI – Warwick Police Department’s National Night Out, rescheduled for Aug. 26, brought civic organizations and local police a little closer to the community they serve last week in a festive setting at Oakland Beach.

Organizations with tables set up for the day included The Greater Warwick Lions Club, Buttonwoods Crime Watch, Citizen’s Police Alumni Group, and the Oakland Beach Crime Watch.

The American Red Cross, Gloria Gemma Foundation, and the Warwick Emergency Management Agency Mobile Command Center were also on hand for the event.

For children, there were a few fun activities including the Warwick Fire Department ‘s Fire Safety House, an inflatable bounce house, and The Slide. In the evening, there were three demonstrations, one by the Warwick Fire Department showing people how they get people out of car wrecks when they are trapped.

The Warwick Police ran two demonstrations-  an ATV Demo and a K-9 demonstration by Officer Aaron Steere and his canine partner, Viking and Officer  Paul Wells and his canine partner, Fox.

The WPD has also shared photos of the event taken by Bethany Steere on their Facebook page.

Rob Borkowski
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