National Night Out
A National Night Out event kicked off Tuesday evening in Asheville's Carrier Park. The rally is part of a nationwide effort focusing on crime prevention and community policing.
This is a family-friendly event, bringing an element of fun while educating communities. Booth are set up, including multiple police agencies. They each have various demonstrations kids and even parents enjoy seeing with the tools used to fight crime.
Sgt. Joe Silberman shows News 13's Kimberly King how a robot is used to go in if there is a serious situation that could involve a bomb in a building that could go off. Sgt. Silberman also gave News 13 a demo to show how it works and moves.
The night is meant to get neighbors to take an active role in their community, fighting crime, and organizing neighborhood watches. Attendees can get information from any and all agencies and everyone is welcome to attend. The event ran through 7:30 p.m.