Just 24 hours after neighborhoods in and around Rochester hosted their National Night Out, Irondequoit held a similar event.
Crime prevention and community safety were the focus of Wednesday evening’s rally. It’s designed to educated the public and foster cooperation between them, the local police and emergency agencies, as well as local businesses.
Public servants took the time to answer questions about their jobs and what they do to keep the community safe.
“We could always do more, but it’s strong because we’ve been active in engaging the community,” said David Seeley, Irondequoit Town Supervisor. “One thing I love about our police department is if you have an issue, the chief of police is always willing to meet with a resident. I tell people that if they have an issue with our police department, he’d love to meet with you.”
This year’s event featured tours of the Irondequoit Police Department, an on-site SCUBA demonstration by the Rochester Police Department, and child fingerprinting done by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.