Harrisonburg Police Department participates in National Night Out

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- National Night Out is a community wide event aimed at builder safer and stronger communities.

The founders of the stratified policing strategy are now professors at Radford University.

This event is a way for law enforcement to build positive relationships with the people that they serve.

The event is in its 35th year, and according to the National Association of Town Watch, 38 million neighbors participate in National Night. Community events take place all over the country including in Harrisonburg.

Harrisonburg Police Department and other city officials traveled to various locations throughout the city to show support of the community.

This year, two additional locations were added, including a college housing complex.