Whitestown’s National Night Out puts spotlight on cybercrime

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The Whitestown Metropolitan Police Dept. will conduct its 11th annual National Night Out from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Whitestown Municipal Complex, 6210 Veterans Dr.

National Night Out helps build the police-community relationship by allowing law enforcement officials to socialize with the public. Children can meet police officers and firefighters and see their vehicles and equipment.

This year’s event has a special focus on cybercrime, and officers will give demonstrations and provide information about cyber security.

“There are all kinds of simple ways to keep your family members from becoming victims,” WMPD Cyber Security Det. David Seller stated. “We’ll teach parents about parental blocking and monitoring apps that they may find helpful, as well as how to look for hidden apps on their children’s phones that may be hiding potentially nefarious activity.”

Whitestown Police Chief Dennis Anderson

Other activities will include a kids versus police water balloon fight, bounce houses, free food and drinks and more.

“We’ll still have all of the fun events our residents have grown to love, like the free zipline rides, bounce houses and the very popular kids vs. police officers water balloon fight,” WMPD Chief Dennis Anderson stated. “But we’ll also use this opportunity to share a serious message with all of our residents in an effort to keep them safer.”

The event typically draws thousands of residents. For more, visit whitestown.in.gov.


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