Law enforcement puts on annual National Night Out event

Local national night out event in 2013. / File

Law enforcement agencies in Dougherty County are hosting their annual National Night Out and back to school event Thursday night.

Albany Police, Dougherty County Police, Dougherty County EMS, the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and many others contribute to the event. This year's is taking place at Radium Springs Middle School from 5 to 8 p.m.

The event will have free food, drinks, and school supplies for parents and children. Local leaders say this is a great way for people to not only get prepared for the school year but to get to know their neighbor's and local police.

There will be plenty to do and see and police will be talking to people about how they can stay safe at school and at home.