Standing together in an effort to fight crime.
As Chattanooga continues to be plagued with violence, residents in one area are saying, not in my neighborhood.
"My first thing was oh my gosh, this is too close for comfort. But then, I kind of regroup because that's what you do. I mean, we're not going to give up.," said Olga DeKlein.
Many Highland Park neighbors are standing up and not backing down.
"This is our neighborhood. We're not going to let anything deter us. We're not going to move away, we're going to stay here and we're going to work together," said DeKlein.
DeKlein is part of the Highland Park Neighborhood Association. She says she along with her neighbors say enough is enough. But many have a closer tie to crime in the community.
"We have different youths roaming and drive-by, getting shot at, that kind of thing," said resident Rachel Collins.
So the community is walking together in hopes of sending a strong message. Walking right by their side are Chattanooga police officers, men and woman who work everyday to keep out community safe.
"It's my job to be out here. I'm glad to be out here. What sends the message is when I have one hundred community members are out here. When I walk with them for an hour and they point at a house that's causing problems in the neighborhood, when they tell me about people that are offending them and making them afraid, that's the key," said Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher.
But is there a difference than the dozens of community policing events done in the past?
"This is the key to neighborhood policing is knowing the residents and the residents knowing us," said Chief Fletcher.
Mayor Andy Berke also took part in Monday's walk.
He says there's nothing more inspiring than seeing the community and local law enforcement walk together. By Alyssa Spirato