Michiana neighborhoods, police agencies planning events for National Night Out on Tuesday


The annual National Night Out is set for Tuesday Aug. 6 and neighborhoods throughout Michiana are joining forces with local police agencies to mark the event.

The program began in 1984 as a way to promote citizen involvement in crime
prevention activities and police-community partnerships. The program on the first Tuesday of every August involves nearly 38 million people and more than 16,000 communities across the country, and U.S. territories and military bases worldwide.

In South Bend:

The South Bend Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 6, at the South Bend Police Department, 701 W. Sample Street. The event is free and open to the public. The National Night Out event will include refreshments, entertainment, games, and giveaways.

SBPD will have its SWAT, K9 and Bomb units there. South Bend Parks and Recreation will have its rock climbing wall and other organizations will have fun activities. There will also be more than 40 tables with safety information from police, fire and other agencies.

South Bend residents are also encouraged to participate by turning on their home or porch lights beginning at 9 pm to show support for National Night Out and promote neighborhood safety.

In Mishawaka:

Members of the Mishawaka Police Department’s Public Relations Unit will partner with Mayor Dave Wood and his City Administration along with the members of Mishawaka’s Common Council to meet with Neighborhood Watch Coordinators and concerned citizens to discuss neighborhood concerns.

Twin Branch Neighborhood Watch Association: Twin Branch Park 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Hillis Hans Neighborhood Watch:  Hillis Hans Park 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Central Park National Night Out Event will Host Starting at 5:30 p.m.

  • 4th St. Neighborhood Watch
  • Fields at Highland Home Owners Association
  • St. Bavo Neighborhood Watch
  • The Oaks Neighborhood Watch

The City of Mishawaka will provide hotdogs, chips and water for the Central Park Event


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