WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro and Greencastle will participate in National Night Out on Aug. 3, with activities designed to foster relationships with police planned in both communities.
Waynesboro police spokeswoman Kim Green said the department hasn't hosted National Night Out events in her seven-year tenure, but she's heard Center Square was closed periodically before that for similar activities.
"Something like this was done in the past," she said.
Waynesboro police will display emergency vehicles, host games, and work with Communities That Care to fingerprint and photograph children for identification kits. They'll register bicycles for a database designed to help police return lost or stolen bicycles to their owners.
National Night Out is meant to allow children to interact in a positive manner with police officers, Green said.
"We want to let kids know police officers are not the bad guys. They're your friends," she said.
Greencastle police participated in National Night Out a few times previously, but not in the past couple of years, according to police secretary Nicole Bowser.