August 2 is National Night Out, and communities across the Maryland area are participating.
The night features block parties, cookouts, parades and potlucks to promote unity between residents and the police, and to generate support for local anti-crime programs.
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is scheduled to attend several gatherings in Baltimore.
"We have to show the criminals terrorizing our City that they’re outnumbered," Mosby said. "They can’t win when we stand together."
Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Police and the Maryland Transit Authority (MDTA) Police are also partnering with communities across the Baltimore region.
Officers will be at the Cherry Hill Light Rail Station and the West Cold Spring Metro Subway Station beginning at 6 p.m. to provide tips on recognizing and preventing criminal activities.
MDTA Police will attend events in Baltimore County at Turner station, Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Harford County, Charles County and Queen Anne’s County.
Here’s a list of communities rallying behind drug and crime prevention Tuesday night.
Target, 580 Marketplace Drive, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Howard County Police have diverted all resources to assist in Ellicott City this year.
Westminster neighborhoods participating in this year's events include:
Bishop Garth Apartments, 99-101 Charles Street, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dutterer's Park, Monroe Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Belle Grove Square, 2 Park Avenue, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.