Police Department

Crime Prevention Programs and Activities

National Night Out  (2015: To be announced..)

‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’

This event invites neighborhoods throughout Independence to join forces with communities nationwide for the “National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Independence Police Department.

National Night Out is designed to:

  1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  2. Generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime efforts;
  3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  4. Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.