KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kentwood is one of several communities in West Michigan that held events for National Night Out.
Tuesday night was the 30th year for National Night Out. It's estimated 37 billion people participated in nation wide in efforts to take a stand against crime.
In Muskegon County, a picnic was held in Norton Shores Estates. The police and fire departments spoke to children about how to stay safe.
"The community officer will tell you we are a quiet neighborhood. This lets people know if you do see something to say something. We want our elderly neighbors to know we are going to check on them," said Rita Holub, Norton Shores Night Out organizer.
More than 300 people attended the event in Muskegon County and they plan to do it again next year.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center is another place where families gathered for National Night Out.