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Hinds County Sheriff's Department hosts National Night Out kick-off

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

The Hinds County Sheriff's department has held a National Night Out Kick-off event for 4 years and tonight was no exception. Friends and neighbors gathered on the grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture Museum to get to know each other better, eat good food, dance and listen to good music.

But the free event was much more than a party. You could learn how to start a neighborhood watch group and learn about crime prevention.

Othor Cain, Hinds County Sheriff's Department spokesman said, 

"So, what this does, it gives neighborhoods; it gives neighbors opportunity to learn how to form neighborhood groups," said Hinds County Sheriff's Department spokesman Othor Cain. "You know what, there's nothing wrong with being a nosy neighbor. That's what you need in order to fight crime. So, that's what this is all about. It really is a party with a purpose, because the people here have gotten valuable information about crime prevention." 

National Night Out has been celebrated since 1984; usually on the first Tuesday in August.

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