National Night Out

National Night Out 2019 (3)

The Idaho Falls Police Department is a proud supporter of National Night Out.

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. On the first Tuesday in August every year, neighborhoods around the country host block parties, cookouts, and gatherings of friends and neighbors. Local police departments are invited to these gatherings and offer safety demonstrations, training's about Neighborhood Watches and home safety, vehicle and equipment "show-and-tell", and opportunities for fun and positive interactions with police officers.

IFPD Wants to Come to Your Neighborhood!

If you host a gathering in your neighborhood on the first Tuesday in August, please invite us!

This year, National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. 

What do you need to do?What will IFPD do? 
Host a gathering!

  • Is this a BBQ? A block party? A movie night with friends and neighbors? These don't have to be complicated or expensive. Decide what works best for you and your neighborhood.
  • Pick the location - Is there a park in your neighborhood? How about your back yard? 
  • Invite everyone! 
    • Call Jessica at (208)612-8655. Jessica will make arrangements for officers to attend your gathering. 
    • Tell your neighbors. Hand out flyers. Share it on your neighborhood Facebook or Next Door page. Announce it at other social gatherings. Talk to your neighbors.
    • We'll come to all events - large and small, but please plan to have at least 15 houses in your neighborhood participating. The more the better!

We'll see you there!

Idaho Falls Police Officers will come to your gatherings and do two things.

First, we'll help make it fun!
  • Have the kids in your neighborhood talked to a police officer before? Have they seen the inside of a police car? What about all the tools that officers carry with them?Officers can talk with kids about bike safety, stranger danger, and other topics. These interactions can be a fun way for kids to get to know officers and to become familiar with the role of police officers in our communities.

Second, we can talk about concerns about your neighborhood IN your neighborhood. 

  • Are there cars coming through your neighborhood that you don't recognize? Have you had a rash of car burglaries or thefts? Do you have police activity in your neighborhood often and want to know more about what's going on and how to make your neighborhood safer? Officers can talk to you and your neighbors about things to watch for, steps you can take, and even Neighborhood Watch programs.
Afterwards, we hope you will continue to build and maintain strong relationships with your neighbors, and us too. Let's keep in touch, keep communication lines open, and address problems as they come up. And of course, save the date for next year!

National Night Out Events already planned:

NPO2 NNO 2019

If you live in the yellow highlighted area, we'll see you at Kate Curley Park!

August 6th, 6 - 8 p.m.

Kate Curley Park


NPO1 NNO 2019

If you live in the orange highlighted area, we'll see you at Highland Park!

August 6th, 6 - 8 p.m.

Highland Park


If you don't see your neighborhood above, please think about hosting an event in your neighborhood! Remember it doesn't have to be large, complicated or expensive. Just bring a few of your neighborhood families together to get to know each other! Make sure to call us too!