The Washington Times - August 2, 2011, 10:16PM

Officers Vincent Lucky, left, and Derrick King, both with the Honor Guard, wait for the VIPs to arrive at the Deanwood Recreation Center in Northeast Washington, D.C. for the official kickoff of the annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday. Metropolitan Police Department officers around the District reach out to the community on National Night Out in an effort to improve police-community relations. In front of the two officers is Rosie the horse, ridden by Officer Andy Chandler of the Special Operations Division. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)


Officer Tony Nwani of the Mobile Crime Unit wipes off 3-year-old Yusef Chisholm’s fingers after fingerprinting him as fellow Mobile Crime Unit Officer Ray Bond looks on. Fingerprinting of children was one of the police outreach offerings during National Night Out on Tuesday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)