Huntsville police and Madison Co. Sheriff's to host 2016 National Night Out

Updated: Oct. 4, 2016 at 5:31 AM CDT
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. - Huntsville police and the Madison County Sheriff's Department wants to hang out with you Tuesday night in an effort to improve their relationship with the community. The focus centers around law enforcement hoping to build a better community in both times of calm and crisis.

Huntsville police say with high tensions across the nation between citizens and law enforcement, the outing is now more important than ever.

"This allows citizens and officers to interact in a great environment. It's not something in a normal call for service that we are going to where there it's already a tense situation and there's already stress there. This is an opportunity for us to relax and be able to talk one-on-one with citizens," said Lt. Stacy Bates, Huntsville Police Department Public Information Officer.

The National Night Out is free and there will be food.The event is from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Jaycee's Building and Fairgrounds at 2180 Airport Road.

The Huntsville Community Watch help our local law enforcement agencies put on this event.

Learn more about the history of National Night Out by clicking here.

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