By AFRO Staff

Baltimore, like many American cities, continues to grapple with violence and crime. National Night Out, the annual community building campaign in cities and towns in all 50 states, which promotes police-community relations, is typically a welcome reprieve for many Baltimore neighborhoods. On Aug. 7, several communities across the city, including Park Heights in Northwest Baltimore participated in National Night Out activities.

Community members participating in National Night Out activities in Park Heights. (Courtesy photo)

Gary Tuggle, Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner talks with Baltimore City Council Vice-President, Sharon Greene-Middleton and Pam Curtis, president of the Park Circle Community Association, during National Night Out activities in Park Heights. (Courtesy Photo)