National Night Out held at Lebanon park Tuesday

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WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Officers and law enforcement agencies across Wilson County joined forces Tuesday night.

The county held its annual National Night Out from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Don Fox Community Park in Lebanon.

There were all kinds of kid- and family-friendly activities and demonstrations and kids were allowed to explore and ask questions about law enforcement equipment.

In many communities, there’s a disconnect between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

In Wilson County, police are hoping events like National Night Out can bring the two together.

“This event allows us to strengthen that relationship,” said Mt. Juliet police Lt. Tyler Chandler. “It allows citizens to come out and meet with us, talk with us, ask any question they want. They can also see that we’re human because it’s a positive interaction.”

“I think people want to know the people that serve them and their community, whether it’s in this capacity or down at city hall or whoever,” said Lebanon Police Cpl. PJ Hardy.

Spring Hill police also held its annual National Night Out event Tuesday night.