This evening marks the 32nd year for neighborhood-crime-prevention events that are hosted as part of, "National Night Out."
For some neighborhoods, National Night Out events will be held with the same goal they've had for three decades -to reduce the crime rate by introducing neighbors to police -and each other- in a positive setting.
Kathi Windheim works and lives in the Pocket-Greenhaven area. She says because she, police and her neighbors use the social media website Nextdoor.com weekly, if not daily, National Night Out is more party and less crime prevention.
"It's become well known and popular, so this year, people have connected, so this year is kind of a celebration. We have the band, we have officials, we have our different officers stopping by and we have all of our neighbors."
Of course, in many neighborhoods, National Night Out is still all about crime prevention.
There are more than 250 events planned for neighborhoods between Roseville and Elk Grove.