COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Dozens of Columbus' finest are getting ready to take to the streets for National Night Out.
Local law enforcement agencies are lining up at the Columbus Civic Center before heading out into communities tonight.
News Leader 9's Curtis McCloud is there now with the men and women who are revving up their engines.
These men and women are hoping to send a message tonight: crime will not be tolerated on the streets of Columbus.
It doesn't stop there, either; National Night Out is taking place nationwide. Area law enforcement is connecting with communities as a way to cut down on crime.
Most of the numbers tend to be pretty low for the first quarter crime stats in Columbus: nine murders, eight rapes, and a little over 100 robberies. It's the same with assaults, and burglaries seem to be the problem area with nearly 700 reported.
That high number of burglaries is what they are working to lower and to do that they want to make sure that potential criminals see law enforcement out and about in these neighborhoods.
We will follow the caravan tonight as they make their way through these areas.