A record number of people participated in National Night Out festivities in Topeka Saturday.

"Last year we had 63 neighborhoods and this year we have more than 77 and over 11,000 people," said Judy Wilson, director of Safe Streets, which helps sponsor the event with Topeka police and others.

Topeka Police Chief James Brown said officers would visit every Night Out event in the city. Brown says he was told when he took the position last September that he better start planning for National Night 2015, because it's that big of a deal in the capital city.--WIBW News, August 8, 2015.

The event was held on Saturday afternoon at Philip Billard VFW Post 1650, 3110 S.W. Huntoon. The event included live music including performances by Donkey Show, displays of Law Enforcement Equipment, Topeka Police Department's 1930 Dodge Patrol Car, and other area Law Enforcement agencies. Members of the VFW Post 1650 were present to describe the efforts of the post in its support of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and continued recognition of local Veterans and Patriots honoring area Veterans and their families.

Law Enforcement personnel present discussed suggested crime prevention techniques and crime prevention strategies in order to increase public safety for the Topeka community.

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