Jenny Reprogle, 8, Jasmine Stepp, 3, and their babysitter William Gable stopped by the Bellefontaine Police Department’s first community outreach event for free hot dogs and a chance to meet and interact with police officers Thursday evening outside Community Markets, 309 N. Main St. The department conducts several such events each summer, with the next two scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursdays, June 21 and July 19. There will also be the National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Brown Park and the annual Community Safety Day at Southview Park from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)