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RPD hosts National Night Out

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Police Department and Neighborhood Service Centers worked with community groups for National Night Out on Tuesday. It’s a yearly community-building campaign that aims to promote police-community partnerships and create safe and vibrant neighborhoods.

Each police section and service center hosted different neighborhood events. Some activities included neighborhood meet-ups, parades, music, cookouts and even horse rides.

“This is a great time for people in our community to come together, particularly here in the Stewart Clinton location which has been the scene of a lot of violence in recent months,” said Rochester Mayor Malik Evans. “So something I always tell people is to drive out darkness is to bring in light, and events like this bring in a lot of light.”

While most National Night Out events were Tuesday night, the Irondequoit Police Department will hold its event Wednesday evening at Irondequoit Town Hall. It will run from 5:30-8 p.m.

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