How well do you know the people living around you? Not everyone has Tim Taylor & Wilson's connection, which can make peering over their fence a bit uncomfortable.

Mayor Parker, the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office are doing what they can to change those uncomfortable encounters at the mailbox into run-ins with familiar faces.

Tuesday's the 29th annual "National Night Out." For those of us without a 24-hour neighborhood watch, it's a time for you to get out, meet your neighbors, encourage community events (like block parties) and make your street a safer, better place to live.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says you can know your neighbors in two ways. There are the neighbors you know you can borrow tools or a cup of sugar from (the friendly folks in the hood) or the kind of neighbors who come in and out at all hours of the night, who don't want to associate with anyone and who don't participate in community events. Garcia warns those kind of neighbors are often up to no good.

Now, don't go bustin' anyone's door down who chooses not to participate in your next get together. Just because they don't like you doesn't make them a criminal! It is a chance though to remind everyone be aware of who you're living around.

If Dexter's taught us anything it's that the nice, quiet one's are the people you've got to look out for!