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Posted on: June 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] National Night Out Event FPD Open House Announcement

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016 neighborhoods throughout Fishers are being asked to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “33rd Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by the Fishers Police Department, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 37.5 million people are expected to participate in “America’s National Night Out Against Crime”. NNO 2016 corporate sponsors are Target, and Associa.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

On August 2nd, residents in neighborhoods throughout the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Fishers Police Chief George Kehl invites residents to spend the evening with the police department in the Nickel Plate District.

This free community event will run from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. The police department will also hold their Annual Open House giving residents the opportunity to tour the police department, sit in police vehicles, sample dive team gear and interact with officers demonstrating different tools of the trade. The Police Department’s K-9 Team will put on two demonstrations at 7pm and 8pm. The children’s activities will include a balloon artist and an airbrush artist. There will also be food trucks, on site, with items available for purchase.

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