HPD to bond with community Tuesday night

Published 5:06 pm Monday, September 16, 2019

The Hogansville Police Department will host its HPD National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday night to bring the community together.

“It is a part of a national program where the community comes together with public safety officers and just gets to know each other,” said HPD Chief Brian Harr. “There is usually a really great turnout too.”

Not only will locals have a chance to bond with officers in the community, but there will also be food, music, games and prizes. Troup County Fire, Georgia State Patrol and other public safety agencies will be at the event.

“It’s just a chance to get together, have food and have some fun,” Harr said.

The event will start at 6 p.m. at Hogansville Elementary School.  This event will promote police, community and neighborhood partnerships with the goal of making Hogansville safer.

“It strengthens partnerships and the approachability of being able to talk to an officer,” Harr said. “It makes a stronger bond in the community because a lot of times this could be the only interaction someone has with an officer. That can set a long-term opinion that our officers are approachable and trustworthy.”