Dear All,

Many of you and your neighborhoods have had events in previous years for “National Night Out Against Crime” on the first Tuesday in August.  They have always been a great way to get neighbors together in order to get to know each other better and usually serve some food.  It has also been an opportunity for some of our police officers to stop by to introduce themselves and talk with you in a casual setting.  Speedway and Clermont have had activities put on by their police departments for their Towns that have always been well attended and a lot of fun!

This year’s celebration in Indianapolis will be modified due to the Covid-19 restrictions.  It is being changed to a “Blue Lights National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 4th.  We are all being encouraged to turn on an outside blue light that will allow for acknowledgement of this annual police/community engagement, but observe social-distancing.

Hopefully next year we will be able to return back to our normal events in our neighborhoods for this long-standing tradition that is observed in all 50 states and other places throughout the world to promote police-community partnerships; crime, drug, and violence prevention; safety and neighborhood unity.  For this year, though, I hope you will join me in turning on a blue light outside your home on Tuesday, August 4th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Let’s have the area completely full of blue lights outside our homes for “Blue Lights National Night Out”.

Please see the attached flyer from our Northwest District IMPD for information.


Janice McHenry   

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