Crown Point Police to Host National Night Out Aug. 6

Crown Point Police to Host National Night Out Aug. 6

Photo caption: Crown Point police officers and firefighters celebrate after the police versus fire softball game at the 2023 National Night Out event at the Crown Point Sportsplex on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. The 2024 National Night Out event will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2024, at the Crown Point Sportsplex, located at 1313 E. North St. The event is free for the community to attend and features community booths, food, music and more. Photo courtesy of City of Crown Point.

The Crown Point Police Department will host its National Night Out event from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Crown Point Sportsplex, fields 1,2,3, located at 1313 E. North St. 

The community event will kick off at 6 p.m. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department will land a helicopter around 6:15 p.m. on Field 3. Around 6:30 p.m., the Crown Point police and fire departments will take to Field 2 for a softball game. 

Around 7:45 p.m., the winners of the softball game will take to Field 1 for a foam party. Gates for the foam party will open immediately following the winning team’s celebration, around 8 p.m. 

The event will feature free Kona Ice for the first 300 attendees and hot dogs grilled by Crown Point Emergency Management; live music provided by Tom Lounges; booths from various local public safety departments, ADT, the City of Crown Point, the Crown Point Library, the Crown Point Community School Corp., Starbucks and the U.S. Army; swag giveaways; and public safety vehicles. Fun Times Cotton Candy and face painting by Skin Colour Events will be available for purchase. 

“National Night Out is a great way for our officers to connect with our residents. We’re looking forward to another night of family friendly fun and community,” Crown Point Police Chief Ryan S. Patrick said. “Our officers also are looking forward to bringing home the NNO softball trophy for the second year in a row.” 

Patrick added the department is grateful for its sponsors, including Costco and Eotech. To become a 2024 National Night Out sponsor, visit crownpoint.info/nno24. 

“We’re fortunate to live in one of the safest cities in Indiana,” Crown Point Mayor Pete Land said. “National Night Out allows our officers to connect with the community members they protect and serve daily.” 

ABOUT NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live, according to the NNO website. Thousands of communities from all 50 states, the U.S. territories and military bases worldwide participate on the first Tuesday in August. Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October.