The National Night Out in Newport hosted about 2,500 in the Newport Target parking lot on Tuesday night.
The annual outdoor party united police and neighbors in support of building stronger partnerships and crime prevention.
"If the community knows the police department cares and wants to talk to them about the little problems, it curtails the bigger problems," said Newport Police Lt. Paul Kunkel, who was the event coordinator this year.
Police put on a SWAT demonstration and promoted home, work, gun and bicycle safety.
There were door and raffle prizes, including a children's bicycle raffle, a Campbell County Public Library book donation and Sport Clips will provide back-to-school haircuts for children.
|17 bikes were raffled.|
|Rides in the SWAT wagon.|
|A coloring book was created for the event.|
|Large crowds were on hand.|
|Paul Kunkel watches an extreme bike demonstration.|