SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) –It was a busy night for first responders across the country as they attended National Night Out parties.

Sioux Falls police say the annual event was a great success.

“It’s really, it’s a great night. Not to use the pun on national night out, but that’s really what it is. You have a lot of people that get together, they have at good, there’s a lot of developing that sense of community.”

Police, fire fighters and city officials attended nearly two dozen national night out parties across Sioux Falls.