Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - The Chippewa Falls Police Department hosted its first ever National Night Out in Irvine Park Tuesday night.
The night was all about getting to know local law enforcement. Chippewa Falls Police hosted the event, but were joined by area firefighters, the Chippewa Falls Sheriff's Department, the Lake Hallie Police Department, and even the U.S. Military.
All agencies were all ears, looking for feedback from the community, or just the opportunity to say a simple hello.
Chippewa Falls Police said they haven't had enough staff to host the event in the past, but were off to a strong start this year with law enforcement vehicles to tour and popcorn to crunch.
"We're not always available during the day or when we're on a call or when we're busy, but this is something that we think is important and we want to be able to extend a hand and say 'Hey, here we are,'" Officer Rob Teuteberg with the Chippewa Falls Police Department said.
Teuteberg said if the first year went well, they'll bring the event back next year.