National Night Out bring police and the community together

Posted at 3:00 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 23:48:21-04
Neighbors across Boise are getting to known each other a bit more. All thanks to a simple block party.

"National Night Out gives people an opportunity to get to know the neighbors. And that in turn, will help the neighborhood watch program," Said Alex Krone, organizers of the Pier Ponte Block party.

National Night Out is an annual event meant to strengthen the bonds of neighbors. Filled with food and fun, it brings them all together.

"If you look out for your neighbor and they look out for you. It builds that kind of sense of community at the neighborhood level," Said Boise Mayor David Bieter. "Boy, you are on the way making a great city."

With fun events like a bike parade with a police escort. It also gives residents a chance to meet first responders and city leaders. With relations between police and the public boiling over in some parts of the country. Chief Bonds says it's the community that makes Boise not one of those cities.

"We also really do make an effort  as a Police Department. Getting out helping to organize events like this. Where we can interact the public," explained Boise police chief Bill Bones.