On Tuesday , August 1, 2017, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, Nassau County Emergency Management and the Florida Forestry Service partnered with Target to participate in National Night Out in the Target parking lot in Yulee. Citizens, young and old, came together to interact and get safety information, as well as police vehicles available for kids to explore. Target employees were also on hand to serve free hot dogs.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
“It allows our deputies to interact with the community in a non-traditional setting and allows citizens to see our officers care for what they’re doing and interact in a different way,” said Sheriff Bill Leeper. “My favorite part is seeing all the kids enjoying themselves.”
National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Miss Yulee Teen USA, Jaclyn Rogers, stopped by NCSO’s National Night Out event at Target in Yulee Tuesday evening. Jaclyn will be competing in the Miss Florida Teen USA pageant in December down in Tampa, Florida. Good luck Jaclyn!