At least a thousand people turned out Thursday to Dougherty County's 'National Night Out' event.
Dougherty County Police, Dougherty County School System School Police, EMS and the Albany Fire Department joined together in this year's back-to-school bash.
Dougherty County Police Chief Jackie Battle says this was an opportunity to help out parents who need school supplies for their children while building a bond with residents.
Food, music, and activities were offered to all who came out.
New Birth Fellowship Church passed out hundreds of book bags to children.