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National Night Out

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National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

Below we have gathered a small sampling of Indianapolis Area NNO events.  If you would like to submit your event please email


National Night Out - August 1, 2017



What: This event is designed to establish and enhance police/community relationships in Avon. This family-friendly event offers free food, drinks, snacks, prizes, and a number of attractions for kids! In 2016, this event saw over 2,500 attendees!

When: 4pm-8pm

Where: Lowe's Home Improvement - 7893 East US Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123

Beech Grove Police Department

What: Food is provided, snow cones, face painting, a bounce house, informational booths and equipment display.

When: 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: 700 block of Main Street.


What: Police and Fire personnel will be there to talk about safety and answer questions. We are also planning to have free hot dogs, pizzas, drinks, music, kids’ games, face painting, etc. for adults and children to enjoy. Please let your friends and family know about the NNO and we look forward to seeing you. 

When: 6pm-8pm

Where: This year’s event is scheduled to take place at the Carmel Gazebo 


What: Join members of the CMPD for an evening of free food, fun, and activities provided by CMPD, Buck Creek Fire Department, Sugar Creek Twp Fire Departments, and numerous local sponsors.  Hot dogs, snacks, face painting, demonstations, Discounted pet chipping, socceer activity, backpack giceaway and more!

When: 5pm-9pm

Where: Cumberland Police Department, 11501 E. Washington Street, Cumberland, IN

Greenwood Police Department

What: Check out local vendors, meet the fire department, and explore the variety of things the police department has to offer.

When: 5 – 7 p.m.

Where: Greenwood Police Department, 186 Surina Way, Greenwood.


What: This event will feature opportunities for interacting with Franklin police officers, Johnson County Sheriffs, and Franklin firefighters. Equipment and vehicles will be on display along with Police K-9 Unit demonstrations and other safety awareness activities. The Franklin Family Aquatic Center will be open to the public for a free swim. Free cookout, while supplies last, will be provided and the whole family is invited to enjoy an evening of fun!

When: 6-9PM

Where: Providence Park, bordering South Street, Branigin Blvd, Main St, and Monroe Street


What:  Officers say they’ll hold a moment of silence for Lt. Allan and his service to their community. Officers have also organized several activities for the community, including a water balloon toss with police, games and safety demonstrations, as well as hot dogs and snacks. There will be food, drinks, games, bounce houses, and fun for all! This is a great opportunity to connect with our community and to show appreciation for the individuals that are devoted to protecting our community 24/7 and 365 days a year. 

When: Tue, Aug 1, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Homecroft's National Night Out will be held at 1400 E. Tulip Drive



What: “National Night Out is a great opportunity to meet those that serve daily and enjoy fellowship with officers and community members alike.” said IMPD Chief Bryan Roach. “We look forward to another peaceful evening filled with laughter and joy, especially in light of recent incidents that have fallen upon communities within Indianapolis. We are grateful for the community support and we look forward to building upon those relationships for years to come.”

When: IMPD will be at numerous locations across the Southside.

When: Evening, times vary.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Southeast District

What: IMPD will be at numerous locations across the Southside.

When: Evening, times vary.

Where: Neighborhoods include: Oxford Place Apartments, Christian Park, Norwood, WECAN, North Square, Twin Aire, Bean Creek, Garfield Park, Meridian Raymond, Old Southside, Fountain Square Alliance, Laurelwood, Carson Heights (joining forces with University Heights and Rosedale Hills), Copper Grove, Franklin Lake in Woods, Bierman Neighbors, Acton Community, Coventry Park, McFarland Farms and Southridge Square.

Southport Police Department

What:  Five days after the shooting death of Southport Police Lieutenant Aaron Allan, officers across the country are gathering with their communities to discuss police relations and area safety. Officers say beginning at 5:30, the group will hold a memorial for Lt. Allan, including a moment of silence, remembrance, and prayer from a police chaplain. Lt. Allan’s squad car remains on display, covered in flowers, teddy bears, posters and hand-written notes from community members and area police departments.

Following the memorial service, the NNO will host several youth activities including a scavenger hunt, fingerprinting and a bounce house. The department will also continue the tradition of “Dunk a Cop” with Lt. Allan’s father stepping in his son’s place in the tank. Attendees can also meet “Justice,” the PD’s mascot, learn about Southport PD programs and public safety and enjoy food catered by local restaurants.

When: 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Where: Southport Police Department, 6901 Derbyshire Rd., Southport.

Westfield - Jake Laird Community Day/National Night Out

What: Jake Laird Community Day is sponsored by Hamilton county residents Mike and Debbie Laird, whose son, Officer Timothy “Jake” Laird of the Indianapolis Police Department, gave his life in the line of duty on August 18, 2004. In his honor, the Westfield Police Department will pay tribute to Jake and promote the spirit of community by providing an evening of food and fun for the residents of Westfield. 

When: 5pm-8pm

Where: Quaker Park 17501 Dartown Road, Westfield


What: The Town of Whitestown, Whitestown Metropolitan Police Dept. and Whitestown Fire Dept. will host the ninth annual National Night Out.  The free event typically draws nearly 3,000 residents to the Whitestown Municipal Complex. It will include a zip line sponsored by Duke Realty, a photo booth, water gun obstacle course and food that includes hot dogs, chips, water, desserts, snow cones, snacks and ice cream.

When: 4pm-8pm

Where: Whitestown Municipal Complex, 6210 Veterans Dr.

Other Indiana NNO Events

Hendricks County

What: This event will be held on the Danville Courthouse Square. There will be food, games, a zip line, stunt jump, and many, many more activities 

When: 5pm-8:30pm

Where: Danville Square


Learn more about the “National Night Out” initiative at

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