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Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office uses National Night Out to connect with community

Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 10:42 PM EDT
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APPOMATTOX, Va. (WDBJ) - A central Virginia police agency participated in National Night Out.

The Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office held its own event Tuesday evening at Appomattox Town Park.

Members say they wanted to use the opportunity to connect with kids in the area as well as have people get to know them.

“We want people to know us not just as the police or the sheriff’s office or the cops. We want them to know, oh, that’s Mr. Simpson or whoever, so they can engage with us and know us on good days, so on bad days they feel like they know who they’re dealing with,” said Donald Simpson, sheriff.

Simpson says he feels like the relationship between his office and the community is positive.

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