First responders come out for Community Day
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Officers from the Hattiesburg Public School District and Hattiesburg police took some time to hang out with citizens during a Community Day at Robertson Place Apartments.
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hattiesburg residents came out and enjoyed free food, music, games and more with members of law enforcement.
This event helped the young kids and parents in the community to build a relationship and trust with local officers.
“It means the world to us for us to be able to interact with the kids, play some ball and face painting,” said School District Police Chief LaTosha Myers. “We are enjoying them and they are enjoying us and that’s what this community needs. They need to know that the police are not only the enforcement but we are here to protect them and have a little fun with them.”
Myers also mentioned the local kids will invest in the police if the police invest in them.
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