Many of your neighbors stepped out Tuesday evening for National Night Out. The annual event is a night set aside to meet your neighbors with a goal of crime prevention.

A kickoff party was held in the parking lot of Sam's Club Tuesday evening. The free event was hosted by the Corpus Christi Police Department. The event provided a chance for officers to introduce themselves to residents and give some good advice on how they can protect themselves and report crimes.

There were games, prizes, free ice cream and safety information given out to those who attended.

The kickoff party was one of dozens of block parties happening across the city.