Police on both sides of the state line in the Twin City will host National Night Out events on Tuesday evening.
That's partly why National Night Out is such a big deal to police agencies.
National Night Out also gives people a chance to see the people behind the badge, said Lt. Steve Kellogg, spokesman for Hammond police.
National Night Out started with the thought of bringing communities together. Two food trucks will also be selling food at the event, officials said.
Manassas: 6-9 p.m., August 1 on the Manassas Museum lawn at 9101 Prince William St. and include a child ID kit workshop, demonstrations by first responders, free museum admission, food and games for kids.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
The celebrations have become neighborhood festivals with fun and food combined with a serious objective: crime prevention.
In Livingston County, residents are invited to Long Pond Park in Geneseo from 4 p.m.to 7 p.m.
Nauck Town Square (24th Road S. between Shirlington Road and S. Kenmore Street) from 6-8:30 p.m.
The Police Department and Kroc Center will host a community block party from 5 to 8 p.m.in Carl E. Hall Park, 609 Pintail Drive, next to the center.
The Eldersburg/Sykesville National Night Out will be held at the Sykesville Fire Department from 6 to 9 p.m.
The second stop will include a barbecue at Harris Gardens Apartment Complex from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. They will present their plan to the public Tuesday afternoon. "The community is able to come out and talk with officers, meet and greet those who are patrolling the streets in their areas, let them know what's going on".
The Falmouth event from 6 to 8 p.m.at police headquarters.
Agawam Police Officer Robert Burke has more information at 413-726-9787.