The Community Block Party will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Heritage Acres Park, 14400 S. Porcupine Road, in Wyandotte from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WYANDOTTE - The Wyandotte Nation Tribal/Municipal Police Department (WNTPD) will host its National Night Out community event Tuesday, Aug. 7. The annual gathering is an opportunity for the community to come together and visit with neighbors and local law enforcement to form stronger partnerships.

The Community Block Party will be held at Heritage Acres Park, 14400 S. Porcupine Road, in Wyandotte from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature exhibitors, food, drinks, music, goodie bags, giveaways and more.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and generate support and participation in the local community.

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie, and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.

Annually, communities across the U.S. join forces and celebrate National Night Out.