Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will make a National Night Out appearance tonight with Police Chief Janeé Harteau at the North Commons Park Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The park is at 1801 James Ave. N.
The mayor and chief also plan to separately attend other National Night Out gatherings around the city.
The annual event is seen as a way to strengthen relationships between police and neighborhoods, as well as between neighbors.
The Minneapolis Police Department has faced recent incidents involving inappropriate behavior by off-duty officers. Harteau has said she plans to examine the department’s training and hiring practices in light of the incidents.