In the wake of recent shootings targeting law enforcement across the country, Hesperia residents showed up in droves to Super Target to help change the narrative of police-community relationships at Hesperia's National Night Out event.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and American Red Cross all took part in the annual event, created to help break barriers between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

Demonstrations and informational booths on crime prevention and Neighborhood Watch programs, Citizens on Patrol and Explorer programs were provided to those who attended. Activities for children were also included, as organizers set up carnival-style games, face-painting activities, and a meet-and-greet with Smoky the Bear.