Warrick police agencies hosting National Night Out events

Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse

Once again, Warrick County law enforcement officers and first responders are gearing up for a night out in their communities.

National Night Out will be hosted in Boonville, Chandler and Elberfeld on Aug. 7. In Chandler, the event will take place at Chandler Community Center and Sports Park from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Boonville event will take place at City Lake Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the Elberfeld event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elberfeld Police Department.

The events are planned to include presentation from community organizations, food and fun for kids.

Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse said agencies across the country will be hosting events on Tuesday to build community relationships, and allow opportunities for residents to meet with officers and ask questions in a positive environment.

While the Warrick County Sheriff's Office isn't hosting their own event in conjunction with the day, he said the Sheriff's Office will be in attendance at the other events.

"It's important because it gives people the chance to meet local law enforcement officers and build a report with them," he said.

Boonville officer Adam Wilmes said the event will allow people to have fun while interacting with law enforcement officers and other agencies. Ultimately, he said what results is stronger relationships between law enforcement officers and their community.

"It promotes positive relationships with everyone," he said. "It's an informative way to have fun."

For more information, contact the Boonville Police Department at 812-897-6942 or the Chandler Police Department at 812-925-6898.

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