Freer residents gathered at the Freer Civic Center for the annual National Night Out on Tuesday afternoon.

On behalf of Constable Precinct 4 Arturo Martinez, the Freer Community Crime Stoppers Inc. and the Board of Directors want to say thank you to all the people and parents who came out with their children.

Law Enforcement agencies and organizations along with local Churches participated in the event.

There was music by Conjunto de Ramon Esparza and DJ Los Aguados.

National Night Out gives residents and law enforcement agencies the opportunity to build community relationships that can strengthen and build a stronger, safer community.

Free food, games and informational brochures about the different entities in the community were available to residents.

The event, began in 1984, is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police and community partnerships.

A fun way for the whole community to be safer and stronger. National Night Out founder Matt Peskin believed that raising the profile of citizen-based crime watch programs would bring greater safety to neighborhoods.

With recent negative attention in the media, the event generates support for officers and gives the community a chance to create neighborhood watch programs.