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Swinomish National Night Out brings public and police together

 

August 9, 2022

JOINING FORCES – Swinomish tribal members joined with staff from the Swinomish Police Department and Swinomish Fish and Wildlife Aug. 2 to celebrate National Night Out. Youth participated in arts and crafts, dunk tanks and “fatal vision” goggles. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

Sirens blared and lights flashed at John K. Bob Ball Park Tuesday, Aug. 2, the sure signs of a big bust.

However, no crime occurred. Instead, this was a planned event at the Swinomish outdoor recreation area, the Swinomish Tribal Police Department’s National Night Out celebration. Participant came to a giant and festive block party complete with loud upbeat rock-n-roll music, activity booths for folks of all ages, rides on emergency vehicles, a celebrity dunk tank and free food.

Billed as an annual community-building project, National Night Out is designed to foster relationships betwee...



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