Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - Tuesday night was National Night Out in Lima- an event held to heighten awareness of crime- drug and violence prevention efforts while encouraging community participation.

Police Chief Kevin Martin talked about how important this event is for the community and law enforcement agencies.

Some activities during the event included a cookout- a sheriff’s mounted posse- police K-9 demonstrations- and entertainment provided by Simply Smooth.

This is the 9th year that National Night Out was held in Downtown Lima.