Hundreds of people are in Evansville this week for the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference.
More than 300 delegates from five states are gathering for the three day event. It will include workshops and a tour of the city including the Dream Car Museum and Bosse Field.
This is the first time Evansville has hosted the conference in 15 years. It's a chance for officials to share their best practices on keeping communities safe.
"It's a best practices kind of collaboration," said United Neighborhoods of Evansville President Brent Jackson. "We talk to them about what works for us, and they talk to us about what works for them and the different directions they go. They take ideas back to their city just as we take ideas back to our city."
One idea Jackson says Evansville received from a previous Regional Neighborhood Network Conference was the Guardian which is used by the Evansville Police Department.
(This story was originally published on October 6, 2017)