On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 neighborhoods throughout Fishers are being asked to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st 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 Night Out Against Crime”. NNO 2014 corporate sponsors are Target, Nextdoor.com and Associa. Local sponsors include Fastsigns, the Evelo Team with Keller Williams Realty, and Revolution X Studio.
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 5th, 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 7pm until 10pm. The band Tenth of Never will play live music in the Nickel Plate Amphitheater. The children’s activities will include a bounce house, vortex tunnel, balloon artist, airbrush artist, and video game demos. The Fishers Police Department K-9 Team will put on two demonstrations in between 7pm and 8pm. The police department will also hold their Annual Open House giving residents the opportunity to tour the police department and interact with officers holding various assignments throughout the agency. There will also be food trucks, on site, with items available for purchase.