The National Night Out event is usually a great way to bring together law enforcement and other first responders, and the communities they serve.
This year was no exception, and the National Night Out events in Biggs and Live Oak brought the community out on a hot summer night to enjoy a variety of activities.
In Live Oak, the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office showed off its K-9 and dive units.
And the department also brought along its mobile command post and offered tours of it for the public.
The unit has been in operation since 2005 and was paid for with both state and federal grant money, sheriff’s department officials said. It provides a place for incident commanders to be close to an event while coordinating the response.
It has room for a conference table, as well as housing all kinds of communication devices.
The Sutter County Fire Department was also on hand with several of its fire trucks, interacting with the community.
Up State Route 99 in Biggs, meanwhile, representatives of the Gridley-Biggs Police Department and CAL FIRE were on hand connecting with the community there, as well.
Sgt. Scott Smallwood of the Gridley-Biggs Police Department said he and his fellow officers love getting out into the community and talking with citizens.
“It’s nice to get out here, interact with our community, make new friends and connect,” Smallwood said.