The 2012 National Night Out is an annual night for the local law enforcement
to meet and bring awareness to the community around them at the Three
Springs Park Belleville, Ill. August 7. The Shiloh Police Department and
local businesses invited Scott members and community members to play games
and give disaster preparedness training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Josh Eikren)
The Freemasons of Illinois and other local businesses came out to the National Night Out to give their support to the community at the Three Springs Park Belleville, Ill. August 7. Businesses in the local area came out with volunteers to give prizes, play music and games, give demonstrations and talk about the importance of local awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Josh Eikren)
Tech. Sgt. Stacy Trucott, 375 Air Mobility Wing Security Forces kennel
master, demonstrates to people on Air Force canine units during the 2012
National Night Out at Three Springs Park Belleville, Ill. August 7. The 375
AMW SFS was invited by the Shiloh Police Department to come out and meet the
community and show its involvement. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Josh Eikren)
by Airman 1st Class Joshua Eikren
375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
8/15/2012 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The 375th Security Forces Squadron participated in the 2012 National Night Out at Three Springs Park in Shiloh, Ill., Aug. 7.
The National Night Out is an annual event where local law enforcement agencies interact with the community to bring awareness to drug prevention and anti-crime efforts.
"With the National Night Out, we look to raise crime prevention awareness," said Jesse Phillips, Shiloh Police Department officer. "We also come out to meet the community so they feel more comfortable with us."
Local businesses helped sponsor the event and provided games and prizes for children.
The 375th SFS canine unit was invited by the Shiloh Police Department to participate in the event.
"It is important for us to come out and show our support to the community and police partnerships," said Staff Sgt. Matthew Titus, 375th SFS dog handler.
The 375th SFS and Shiloh Police Department both gave canine demonstrations and talked about the difference between military dogs and police dogs and how they fit into the community.
"The children who come out can be at a very young age, and I think it's great that we get to show them our demos," said Titus. "It's also important that they get information about how their law enforcement and other agencies work and how they can help."