Now in its 34th year, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. It’s designed to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.“National Night Out continues to strengthen relationships in our city,” said Mayor Jeff Williams, who arrived at Viridian, where hundreds of neighbors gathered ahead of the rainstorm.Police Chief Will Johnson said the annual campaign provides a great opportunity to bring officers and residents together under very positive circumstances.“National Night Out began simply with neighbors turning on their porch lights and gathering outdoors at their homes,” Chief Johnson said. “Today, it is so much more and I am thankful to see so many different facets of our community coming together and taking a united stand against crime.”On the first Tuesday in August, millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. Because of the heat, Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October.Share your best National Night Out photo highlights. Please send images to Michelle.Benjamin@Arlingtontx.gov.