DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Law Enforcement officials are working to get the school year off right.
For the past few days, officials from multiple agencies and departments have been prepping for their annual National Night Out.
WALB was there as volunteers stuffed boxes with school supplies and book bags.
The event has become a tradition for law enforcement to build relationships with the community.
Last year, they had approximately 2,000 people show up and they hope this year will be just as successful.
"Everyone knows, the storms took a toll on that area," said DCP Captain Tom Jackson. "So I think it will be even more beneficial to come out during that time span and actually help those people out who are probably going through hardships as it is, and provide them with some school supplies."
Captain Jackson said this event wouldn't be possible without the help and generosity from local businesses.
This year's National Night Out will be held on July 31st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
It'll be at the Radium Springs Middle School.
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