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United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler to take part in the 36th Annual National Night Out

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana
Strengthening relationships and acknowledging exemplary service

INDIANAPOLIS – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler will join law enforcement, community leaders and residents at the National Night Out celebration. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

National Night Out is a community-building and crime prevention campaign that promotes collaborative law enforcement-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Thousands of communities nationwide will participate in neighborhood block parties, festivals, cookouts, safety demonstrations, seminars, and activities that heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts. Events such as these help to strengthen neighborhood spirit, police-community partnerships, and demonstrate a shared commitment for strong and safe communities. The event has occurred every first Tuesday of August for the past 36 years and has proven effective in enhancing relationships between law enforcement and members of the community.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office works year round to help ensure safety in neighborhoods through a program called Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), and this event is a great night to showcase the program. This program typically works to increase awareness about drug prevention, gun violence, and anti-crime efforts. 

“National Night Out is a significant event where we can engage with the community in which we serve and educate the young and old about the importance of our work,” said Minkler. “This year we are aiming to be more involved with the public during the event to show our commitment and dedication throughout the year.”

Last year, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and U.S. Attorney Minkler, found great success in utilizing National Night Out as an opportunity to cultivate relationships between community members and law enforcement.

This year, both law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney’s Office intend to strengthen that relationship through activities, conversation and fellowship to grow mutual trust and appreciation.

Updated August 2, 2019