SAN ANTONIO -- No more prostitution, no more drug deals. That's the message on National Night Out from one neighborhood on the west side.
All across town, residents came together on Tuesday night. Some just wanted to get to know their neighbors, but others were out sending a message.
They were organized and ready to hit the streets.
"Hey hey, ho ho, give our children a chance to grow," chanted a group of west-side residents.
"We need a lot of support," said Harold Davis, who lives on the west side.
Crime has plagued the neighborhood for years, ranging from prostitution to drug deals.
"We got a lot of that... a whole lot of that," Davis said.
Davis is glad to see the group of folks come more often and make their voices heard. They're knocking on doors and asking residents to fight crime and take back their neighborhood.
"We've been working with them and closely trying to step up enforcement to get a handle on the problems here," SAPD Deputy Chief Roy Waldhelm said.
While they rally on the streets on the northwest side, Creekside residents are doing something different.
"We have about 50 members right now," said Melissa Sanchez.
Sanchez found out about nextdoor.com, a national website she's now using to build a local social group for her community.
"If there's any crime in the neighborhood, it can be recorded instantly. You can put alerts in there," Sanchez said.
Whether it's done by marching or by passing out flyers, community involvement is key.
"As more and more people get involved, there's more ears to help us out," Waldhelm said.
Several SAPD officers and Chief William McManus were out at different National Night Out events Tuesday night to show their support.