Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
Springfield, IL -(Effingham Radio)- Don’t be surprised to see your local police officers in your park or neighborhood.
Tonight is National Night Out, the night designed to get police into their communities to help fight crime.
Nearly 200 communities across the state are planning Night Out events.
National Night Out started back in 1984, and organizers say it’s grown into an annual event in thousands of communities across the country since then.