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Hattiesburg police help plant community garden

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Officers from the Hattiesburg Police Department can add a green thumb to their list of skills.

The department's Neighborhood Enhancement Team met at Oseola McCarty Park on 500 West Street in Hattiesburg to help plant a vegetable garden and flowers for the community on Wednesday afternoon. 

The officers say the community garden is for the residents. Anyone can come plant, maintain or use the garden.

Commander of the Neighborhood Enhancement Team Lieutenant Terrence Bullock says a garden has been planted for the last few years, but this is the team's first year participating.

Bullock says the garden is for all the residents. Each person will have their own row of the garden, and can plant whatever fruit or vegetable they would like. Bullock says its important to show the citizens a different side of the department.

"We need to show our citizens a different aspect of law enforcement. Neighborhood Enhancement Team has been around since 1994, and we have done things like this since 94. We are just continuing the tradition of community base policing, which is the philosophy of the Hattiesburg Police Department," said Bullock.

The team wants to emphasize the garden is for all the citizens of the West Street area, and anyone can come out and plant whatever vegetable they would like. Marvin's and the Thirsty Hippo provided the supplies and equipment to the team.

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