Letter - Partnerships essential for healthy communityOn behalf of the Alexandria Police Department and the city of Alexandria, I’d like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all the contributors of Community Night Out at City Park on August 3.
To the editor:
On behalf of the Alexandria Police Department and the city of Alexandria, I’d like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all the contributors of Community Night Out at City Park on August 3.
We had more than 500 residents who came out and enjoyed a picnic-type environment with family, friends and fun, and also learned about city government, police enforcement, and what kind of services are available in a community our size.
I want to thank the mayor, the city council, and all the different city departments for helping the Alexandria Police Department make this a success.
It takes work to put on an event like this, but I can assure you, it’s worth every ounce because of the partnerships that are created along the way and the commitment that many people give to help make this a success.
These partnerships we have created are essential ingredients that it takes for us to be successful to provide the best public safety possible within our community. We cannot be successful without community support and frankly, our partnerships. Partnerships take a commitment and I want to assure the community that our commitment to provide the best police service possible to keep our community safe without fear and repercussions is our everyday goal. These are essential to allow our community to grow, have healthy families and prosper in a modern society.
Richard Wyffels, chief of police