The Cranston Police Department hosted its annual National Night Out event on Aug. 6 at Garden City Center. Hundreds of residents turned out for the gathering, which is part of a nationwide effort designed to strengthen the bonds between law enforcement and the community.
Attendees enjoyed meeting members of Cranston’s special teams and the K-9 unit, as well as activities for children. A number of community partner organizations were represented, including the Cranston Family Center, CCAP Substance Abuse Task Force, OneCranston, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s unclaimed property task force, the Cranston Public Library, Cranston Public Schools and the Cranston YMCA.
(Herald photos by Steve Popiel)