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National Night Out began in 1984 with neighbors turning on their porch lights and sitting outside their homes. It has since turned into an opportunity to build better police-community relations across the country.

On Tuesday evening, the Hanford Police Department hosted this year’s local National Night Out with festivities lasting from 6-8 p.m. at Civic Park.

“It’s important for the community to see police personnel in a positive and more personal way,” said Chief of Police Parker Sever.