More than 1,000 people listened to live music, learned about community organizations, clambered into police cars and onto fire trucks and made a statement against crime Tuesday evening in the city’s annual National Night Out event, held in front of Public Safety Headquarters.
Photos courtesy White Plains Department of Pubic Safety.
Founded in 1984 to heighten awareness of crime and create support and cooperation between communities and law enforcement, the event is now held in 15,000 municipalities across the country. Similar events were held Tuesday in Yonkers and Mount Vernon.
White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong this year’s Night Out was the biggest ever in the city.
“I want to thank all the people who came out,” he said. “This gets better every year.”