Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be in Detroit on Tuesday night to help kick off the 33rd Annual National Night Out.

Lynch will be joined in Detroit by other Department of Justice officials at various National Night Out celebrations.

National Night Out is an annual event aimed at improving the relationship between police and the communities where they work. This year's comes at a time when police-community relations are even more strained following several fatalities at the hands of police, which were followed by fatal shootings that targeted police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La.

Organizers expect to hold more than 16,000 events nationwide in this year's celebration.

"By giving law enforcement and local residents a chance to gather in a positive and supportive environment, National Night Out forges the bonds of trust that are so essential to the creation of stronger, safer, and more united communities where every American can flourish," Lynch said in a statement.

Lynch is expected to participate in an event with the Detroit Police Department's 6th and 8th precincts at Fitzpatrick Play Field in Detroit.

Vanita Gupta, head of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division and Ron Davis, director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, will be at an event for the Detroit Police Department's 2nd Precinct.