WOODS CROSS, Utah (ABC4 Utah) The Woods Cross Police Department held its 4th annual Night Out Against Crime Monday evening.
Folks started gathering at Hogan Park around 5:30 where police officers had the community event set up.
Citizens got the opportunity to get to know the Woods Cross first responders. The police did a demonstration with one of their K9 officers.
First responders say it’s a great time for them to build relationships and trust with the community they serve.
“We feel like if they start early then the kids feel like ‘hey, you know police officers are good people. They’re just like us and they’re going to take care of us.’ Then once they get older they’ll feel more inclined to come to us and say hey we need your help,” said Robbie Davis, Wood Cross City police officer.
There were also services on site like bicycle registrations, animal control and police were even handing out free gun locks.