Knowing your neighbors isn't as common as it used to be. That's why people across the nation are stepping outside next week to meet those living next door.
Tuesday, October 6th marks the 26th annual National Night Out.
Brazos County administrators signed a proclamation Wednesday marking the yearly gathering.
National Night Out is also designed to combat crime. It gives local police and fire departments the chance to know the people they serve.
For more information you can contact your local police department.
Also, a kick-off event will be held as a part of the Safety Sparktacular at Post Oak Mall on October 3, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. During this event, officers with the College Station Police Department will be available for child fingerprinting, to answer questions and pass out literature on crime prevention and safety.