Police departments and communities across the country came together Tuesday for National Night Out.
North Las Vegas police hosted its 21st annual event at Hartke Park with free food, games and entertainment.
More than that, the event is designed to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.
"They want to meet an officer," said Police Chief Alex Perez. "They want to get to know them, and that's a positive thing for us."
Perez says each year a few thousand people turn out for the event and he says the officers appreciate the support from the community.