Frankfort, Ind. – In their continuing work building a strong police-community partnership, increased crime prevention awareness and enhanced neighborhood spirit and unity, Frankfort Police will host their annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in TPA Park (near the bird aviary).
According to Frankfort National Night Out Program Coordinator Detective Assistant Colleen Moore, this year’s event will include informational and fun activities for the entire family.
“We will have the always-popular dunk tank sponsored by The Farmers Bank and a bike safety booth with free bicycle registrations sponsored by local FOP Lodge #69, SWAT, K-9, and law enforcement vehicles will be on display.
“Shine 99 is doing a live broadcast, the Rossville Lions Club with their ice cream trailer and Frankfort Police Department Chaplain Leo Gonzalez’s Primera Iglesia Bautista DE Frankfort church congregation will be providing food,” Moore explained.
All area law enforcement agencies have been invited to participate with the Department Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and Mulberry Town Marshal joining Frankfort Police officers at the event.
“Center Township of Clinton County is organizing this year’s school supplies giveaway and a variety of community organizations and non-profits will be on hand passing out information about various community programs and opportunities for residents,” Moore said.
Some of which include Goodwin Funeral home who will be passing out free bike helmets, Frankfort Public Library will be hosting a craft table, and the YMCA will be in attendance with its activities bus.
According to Chief Troy Bacon, the Frankfort Police Department had hosted the National Night Out since 2013, with attendance and activities growing every year.
“The annual National Night Out an opportunity for the community and law enforcement to come together in an informal way to have fun, strengthen relationships, and build trust. This is one of our most anticipated community events and we are excited to be able to continue this tradition.”
Created in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.