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Crime prevention is the key

Pimento and cheese sandwiches and deviled eggs are rarely considered typical crime-fighting tools.

But on Tuesday night, we’d argue, those tasty treats did more than their fair share of fostering crime prevention.

The food was part of the Miss-Lou’s participation in the National Night Out celebration.

Dozens of area law enforcement officers from Ferriday to Natchez rode around, meeting with groups of citizens and neighborhood watch programs.

The purpose of the National Night Out is simple: increase crime and drug prevention awareness and foster more partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

For more than a quarter of a century, National Night Out has brought together citizens and the men and women who serve and protect the community.

It’s a great event and one in which we’re glad our community participates.

Sometimes meeting and talking over a neighborhood’s issues when the pulse is not high and a crime has not just occurred can be a very good thing.

So, hopefully, between gulps of sweet tea and sandwiches, some community communication occurred. And that can be a great thing.

Now pass the deviled eggs and let’s fight some more crime.