LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel's Night out against Crime will be held Tuesday at 5 pm.
The annual event is sponsored by the Laurel Police Department, and provides live music, and free food.
They also will hand out book bags and school supplies.
Officials said it is important for police to build relationships with the communities they serve.
Residents have been encouraged to turn on their porch lights and exterior lighting as an expression of support for a safer community.