Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and County Clerk Annie Rabbitt participated in National Night Out festivities in Newburgh, Montgomery and the Town of Wallkill on Tues., Aug. 7.
“National Night Out is a great opportunity to meet the public and promote crime prevention and stress the need to support local law enforcement,” said Neuhaus. “Public safety starts with the relationship between the police and the public. As County Executive, I am committed to fostering good communication between our police and our communities.”
National Night Out, which began in 1984, is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to bring communities together and make them safer. It is designed to raise drug and crime prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime efforts, strengthen community spirit and send a strong message to criminals that crime won’t be tolerated.
“Coming from a family with many members who have dedicated their lives to law enforcement, I recognize the importance of National Night Out. It provided a wonderful opportunity for police agencies to engage and interact with the community, and vice versa,” said Annie Rabbitt.