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Jul 29, 2022

We did a bit of traveling for today's conversation. We started at the Strasburg Visitor's Center to chat with Olivia Hilton, Director of Strategic Iniatives for the town of Strasburg and Strasburg Police Chief, Wayne Sager. The pair gave me all the details (between giggles) for Strasburg's National Night Out event happening on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 6pm -9pm at Strasburg Town Park.

Chief Sager talked about community policing and the important role it plays in his department's day-to-day interactions with the public. We talked about all the fun things that will be happening at National Night Out: bike rodeo, bounce houses, water slide, face painting, cake walk, free ice cream, fundraiser food from fire & rescue, and community resources.

In the second segment, I traveled over to Laurel Ridge Community College (actually to record a conversation about their Drone Day, listen here) and Melissa managed to wrangle Laurel Ridge Police Chief Bruce Coor, Stephens City Police Chief Bill Copp, and Sgt. Thomas from Middletown Police Department. The group had been in a planning meeting for their National Night Out event happening at the Laurel Ridge Community College - Middletown campus - from 6pm - 9pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

The event will overlap the Drone Day and feature the Air Care helicopter landing (close to 6pm) and "tours" of the equipment. Several other agencies will be in attendance offering hands-on experiences and of course, there will be free food. A bonus for the event is the opportunity to meet Edo, Middletown's K9 officer!