ONALASKA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Last night was National Night Out, the event, which aims to unite law enforcement officers and community members.
The gathering, also known as America’s Night Out Against Crime, was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
The event is sponsored by the national association of town watch. With a goal of informing people about the importance of their cooperation in preventing crime and reducing the presence of drugs and violence in the city.
Law enforcement says these gatherings have the power to unite neighborhoods and deter crime.
Josh Miller, ECPD Public Information Officer said, “It’s always important for law enforcement to have the trust of the community. We’re very fortunate to have that here in Eau Claire, but it’s always important to reaffirm that and to kind of strengthen that. That’s what this event does. It gives us a chance to get in touch with the people that we serve and get to know them and just kind of have fun with them.”
Events also took place throughout the coulee region this evening, including gatherings in La Crosse and Onalaska.