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Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) On Tuesday, residents in Twin Falls gathered at the City Park to get some one-on-one time with local law enforcement.
The evening was the 3rd annual National Night Out.
The event is designed to provide an opportunity for citizens to meet and partner with the local Police Department.
Agencies such as SWAT, the Bomb Squad, the Crime lab and the Fire Department were all in attendance.
We spoke with Twin Falls Police Chief Brian Pike and asked him why events like these are so important to the community.
“It’s a twofold program… it gives us an opportunity as a community to come down and meet the men and women who provide public safety for them. It also allows us the opportunity to share with the community some of our tools and resources and probably more important… it’s building a partnership.”
Said Brain Pike, Police Chief for the City of Twin Falls.
According to Chief Pike… crime in the City of Twin Falls is at an all time 10 year low.
He says it’s because of community outreach programs like this… Twin Falls is one of the safest places to live in the state and even the country.