National Night Out

Crime Awareness    

National Night Out is a national program that brings awareness to crime in our neighborhoods. The program designates a date every year when the community unites as one and shows support against crimes. The program provides an opportunity for neighborhoods throughout the city to organize special events such as cook-outs, ice cream socials, block parties, and safety fairs.  

These community events provide neighbors an opportunity to meet each   other and show their support against crime. The entire police  department  participates by visiting neighborhood events with patrol,  bicycle, and  K-9 officers. View pictures from previous years' events.

Interested Neighborhoods

National  Night Out is the first Tuesday in August from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Currently the police department is scheduling neighborhoods to  participate in this year's event. Once again the Valparaiso Police  Department is asking neighborhoods to plan an event during the above  date and time. If you are planning an event please contact Sgt. Michael  Grennes at 462-2135 or by email at mgrennes@valpopd.com to schedule your  event. Officers from the Bicycle Unit, K-9 Unit, Detective Bureau and  Patrol Officers will be visiting events during the night. We would like  to visit your event.