LAYTON — Layton residents are invited to join forces with thousands of communities across the country for the 25th annual National Night Out against crime and for drug prevention from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 5 at Commons Park.

National Night Out will involve more than 11,000 communities and 36 million people worldwide.

National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to heighten crime- and drug-prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Residents can receive information about the police department, crime prevention, personal and family safety and Neighborhood Watch. There also will be refreshments and activities for the whole family. Scheduled activities include a K-9 demonstration, child identification packets and car seat safety information. Awards will be given to recognize individuals and organizations who have helped foster neighborhood cohesiveness and safety.