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About 3,500 people turned out Saturday for a skills competition among several Metro Detroit law enforcement agencies who also used the event to foster better relationships with the communities they serve.

The first annual Field Day and Community event at Wayne State University’s athletic field included officers and staff from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the Detroit Police Department, Michigan State Police and the Inkster Police Department.

“We had a lot of positive interactions with the community,”said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon on Saturday. Napoleon’s department sponsored the event.

Napoleon said the event included a skill competition between the agencies that included tug-of-war, track and field and a motorcycle competition. A mounted unit also appeared for the public. Other activities for the public included who also a Bounce house, music, clown performances and face painting.

“This was so people can see the kinds of things we do in these agencies.”

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