Over two dozen police departments across Connecticut are gearing up for National Night Out on Tuesday.
The annual event brings the community and police together to make neighborhoods a safer and more caring place to live.
In the midst of violence plaguing communities across the country, countless communities are continuing to bridge the gap between police and the people with an event that includes everyone.
The event usually includes a block party, a festival, a cookout, and various other events including safety demonstrations, youth events and visits from emergency personnel.
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While every town and city has their own issues, some of the main topics being addressed will involve crime rates, youth services, recruitment, neighborhood watch parties and promoting emergency and disaster preparedness.
The following cities and towns in Connecticut are expected to participate in National Night Out this year:
- East Haven
- New Britain
- New Haven
- West Hartford
- West Suffield
All National Night Out events are free to attend and are open to the public.