BROWNWOOD, Texas -

Tuesday evening several Brown County neighborhoods hosted block parties for National Night Out.

It gave residents a chance to meet their neighbors as well as local law enforcement and emergency personnel.

There were 60 different block parties though out Brown County, including Brownwood, Early, Bangs, May, Zephyr, Brookesmith, and several others in rural areas.

Those involved enjoyed good food and company though the evening.

National Night Out also allows law enforcement to target those areas that may be more prone to crime, and plays a crucial role in the fight against crime in our communities.