The community of San Diego gathered for the annual National Night Out on Tuesday where community relations with the residents can strengthen and build a stronger, safer community.

Music blasted through the speakers as children and adults enjoyed free food, games and received informational brochures about the different entities in the community.

National Night Out is an opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime.

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