Today is National Night Out, an annual campaign promoting the relationship between local law enforcement and the community.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will host a variety of free events across the city including block parties, meet-and-greets and youth events. IMPD Chief Bryan Roach says the evening is a way for citizens and police to get to know each other and take a stand against crime.
“Our officers will be around, to have some discussions around issues that may be plaguing that community,” Roach says. “Ideas that they might have that could help. So it’s a night to build relationships.”
National Night Out is a national event that traditionally takes place on the first Tuesday of August. This is the city’s 36th year participating.