Creve Coeur Hosts Annual Night Out Against Crime Event

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CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI)-- The Creve Coeur Police, Fire District and Neighborhood Watch Association along with others hosted their 24th Annual Night Out event to meet residents and let them know about crime prevention in their community. Creve Coeur Police Officer Doug  Manniger and homeowner Aisha Bangert say it`s a good way to bring the community together.

"They learn the different resources in the police department can provide. We have online websites crime reports dot com to find out what types of crimes are happening in your area," said Manniger.

"The kids love the fire trucks coming up. We look out for each other I am a stay at home mom and I check who`s coming up and down the street I feel very safe here," Said Bangert.

Five caravans traveled to 20 neighborhoods to give tips on neighborhood watch programs and other ways to stay safe. Police walked the streets and shook hands with homeowners.  Meanwhile residents took the time to eat, play and get reacquainted with neighbors.

While some streets had no reports of crime the issue of crime still exists.  Police along with residents plan to continue their quest to keep every street in Creve Coeur safe. The event is normally scheduled in August, but organizers decided to take advantage of the cooler weather in June.

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