A hot, humid night at the beginning of August, possibility of rain, but nothing would stop the Salisbury Police from hosting their first National Night Out. This event, organized nationally, is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The Essex County Asset Builder Network met with some of the officers a week before the event to talk about the 40 Developmental Assets and how events like this support positive youth development by creating safe, fun activities for families and showing young adults that the police and their community care.