cupThe Town of Middleburg and the Middleburg Police Department have been honored by the National Association of Town Watch as the top-ranked National Night Out 2015 among communities with populations of up to 5,000.

The annual National Night Out campaign promotes police-community partnerships through events that bring neighbors and police together in positive ways to make our communities safer, better places to live.  Middleburg’s 4th annual National Night Out was part of the 32nd Annual National Night Out that involved 38.3 million people in 16,728 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide.

The Middleburg Police Department and the Middleburg Community Center partnered again for this year’s event, which featured a rock climbing tower, the ultimate bungee, bounce house, magician, DJ, health screening bus, fire/rescue display, fire marshal’s display, blood hounds, bike safety information, food, drinks, and prizes for all. Over 400 people participated in the event – amazing numbers for a community of only 700 people or so.  

 

Middleburg’s award is a testament to the Middleburg Police Department’s commitment to community policing and to the community’s support for the department, including the many volunteers who helped make the event such a success.  Police officers, who are known by their first names, witness this support every day, and the partnership between the Town and its citizens and businesses has helped to ensure that those who live and work in town and the thousands who visit enjoy a safe, welcoming environment.

To see the complete list of all winters and the top 10 from the Category 6 (“Less Than 5,000”), go to  https://natw.org/award-winners.