Residents gathered in Sunset Valley on Oct. 1 to meet neighbors, learn about local law enforcement and enjoy some free entertainment.

National Night Out is an annual community outreach event held in Texas communities on the first Tuesday of October, which focuses on building the relationships between local law-enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

The Sunset Valley event included free food, a petting zoo, live music, a scavenger hunt and a raffle. The Sunset Valley Police Department had emergency vehicles on display, as did Texas Search and Rescue.

National Night Out was also an opportunity for the city to show Sunset Valley residents its new police facility, which opened this past spring.