It's almost time for the annual National Night Out. So get ready to meet your neighbors and have a safer neighborhood. This year Hope will join in on the fun

A press release from the Hope Police Department states:

On Tuesday, August 4th 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m., neighborhoods throughout Hope are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "32 Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention.

From 6 to 8 p.m. on August 4th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Hope and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.

The Hope Police Department and Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office have teamed up with several local businesses to provide families with a night filled with fun, food, and entertainment. Join the fun at the Hope Fair Park and participate in Dunk-a-Cop and other games.

The event is co-sponsored by: Arkansas State Police, Hempstead County Health Unit, Hope Fire Department, Pafford EMS, UACCH, Arkansas Game & Fish, and Arkansas Highway Police.