The Waco Police Department canceled its National Night Out events Tuesday due to rain, and it was not immediately clear if the events would be rescheduled.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but are considering the safety of our citizens first and foremost," Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said.

National Night Out events are held annually to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve, in order to create safer neighborhoods.

The Bellmead Police Department also canceled its events Tuesday, apologizing to both the public and vendors for the cancelation.

“Our staff is very disappointed about the fact that we could not have this event that our community has had such great participation in every year," Bellmead Police Chief Lydia Alvarado said in a press release. "We are having discussions at this very moment about how we can bring our National Night Out and the Trunk or Treat event together to make one amazing night of fun. Trunk or Treat was also a large event last year and I think this could be a great chance to make sure the community gets their time with us and our time with them.”