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Oregon State Police Joins Pendleton Community at "National Night Out" Event
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, on and off duty, joined approximately 1,500 people Tuesday evening, August 2nd, at the 28th Annual National Night Out event hosted by Pendleton Police Department at Roy Raley Park.  In the above photo, OSP Detective Karl Farber and his four-year old son, Blake, spent some together time exploring the OSP V150 vehicle on display at the park.
Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.  In all. over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2010.
National Night Out is designed to:
  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Senior Trooper Amy Ford and Vehicle Maintenance Tech Joe Ford represented OSP during the event at a Child Safety Seat Educational Display and the V150 and OSP Patrol Tahoe vehicle displays where children spent the evening learning and exploring.