Crime prevention is the key

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 5, 2010

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.

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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.