(PHOTOS) National Night Out

City of Stone Mountain Police Officer Mary Swisher and Richard Hopkins, 7, draw on the pavement with chalk during the National Night Out event on Main Street in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — The cities of Clarkston, Tucker and Stone Mountain all held National Night Out events on Tuesday Aug, 3. National Night Out an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

Clarkston’s event was held at Milam Park, 3867 Norman Road, the Tucker event took place at Midvale Elementary School, 3836 Midvale Road and Stone Mountain’s was held during the weekly Farmers Market at 922 Main Street.

City of Stone Mountain Chief of Police Chancey Troutman looks on as Officer Mary Swisher
offers a choice of freezer pop flavors to eight-year-old Krysten Hazzard during the National Night Out event on Main Street in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Stone Mountain Chief of Police Chancey Troutman stands next to a patrol car during the National Night Out event on Main Street in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
During the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3., City of Clarkston Assistant Chief of Police Harry Hess stands in front of a DEA Clan Lab Truck, that Hess explained was used while serving high risk warrants and for clandestine drug lab cleanup. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Ten-year-old Koereh hula hoops alongside City of Clarkston records clerk Susie Keys during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Catherine Anderson from the Little Red Barn Mobile Petting Farm brought out her Nigerian dwarf goats and other animals during the National Night event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Young people play at the Gaming Dug Out Mobile Gaming Truck during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Ironman makes an appearance during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Superman poses for photos during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Clarkston Chief of Police Christine Hudson, second from right, poses with members of the department during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Philip Holmes shows his laser ring to DeKalb County Police Captain E. McCown during the National Night Out event at Midvale Elementary School in Tucker on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
DeKalb County Police Lt. Patterson orders a veggie burger from The Patty Wagon food truck during the National Night Out event at Midvale Elementary School in Tucker on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
City of Stone Mountain Police Lt. Shirlene Parks and Chief of Police Chancey Troutman at the National Night Out event on Main Street in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Members of the City of Stone Mountain Police Department pose for a photo during the National Night Out event on Main Street in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
City of Stone Mountain Police Lt. J. R. Westerfield at the National Night Out event on Main Street in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
City of Stone Mountain Police Lt. Shirlene Parks on left, talks with Stone Mountain City Council member Clint Monroe during the National Night Out event on Main Street in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
From left, Sam Cumbie, Eli Cumbie, City of Stone Mountain Police Officer Mary Swisher and DeKalb County Super District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson display their coloring skills during the National Night Out event on Main Street in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Richard Hopkins, 7, has a freezer pop while coloring during the National Night Out event on Main Street in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Standing beside a CORE free COVID-19 vaccination site during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3., Clarkston City Manager Robin Gomez shows the three different types of $50 gift cards people can choose for getting a COVID-19 vaccination in the City of Clarkston. Gomez said the city had allotted $10,000 worth of $50 gift cards for either Refuge Coffee, Subway or Dollar General to distribute to people getting vaccinated. Photo by Dean Hesse
Young people play on an inflatable during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Dao stays dry under her umbrella during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Madeleine Barker, 3, didn’t mind the heavy downpour during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
A family poses for a photo during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
The Magical Mr. McClure from Got Magic Entertainment places a balloon hat on an attendees head during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
The City of Clarkston Police Department’s newly sworn in K9 Officer, in the arms of Investigator Fountain, makes her first appearance during the National Night Out event at Milam Park in Clarkston on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Fountain said the pup was found abandoned with 2 siblings at a gas station and will now be part of the department’s community relations division and attend all community events. The department asked followers on social media to pick either Donut or Clarke for her new name and the results were tallied on Aug. 4. She is now officially Officer Donut. Photo by Dean Hesse.
From left, DeKalb County Police Captain E. McCown, DeKalb County Chief of Police Mirtha Ramos, Tucker First Lady Gaye Auman, Tucker Mayor Frank Auman, Donna Mann, public education specialist with the DeKalb County Police Department Tucker Precinct and Tucker City Council members Anne Lerner and Michelle Penkava pose for a photo during the National Night Out event at Midvale Elementary School in Tucker on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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