(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Police Department will be holding an open house at the police headquarters Tuesday evening, in observation of “National Night Out.” This is the 35th year for National Night Out, and it serves as an opportunity for the community to meet with the officers of the Le Mars Police
Department and build relations. Police Chief Kevin Vande Vegte says it began with neighborhoods forming “block parties” to discuss potential crime issues.
Vande Vegte says he knows of at least six block parties scattered throughout Le Mars that are scheduled for Tuesday evening. The Le Mars Police chief highlights the events being planned as part of the National Night Out Open House to be located at the Le Mars Police Headquarters.
In addition to visiting with local police officers and seeing the equipment, visitors will have the opportunity for a free meal to be served.
The Le Mars Police Department has been distributing ice cream treats to the Le Mars youth during the past week. Vande Vegte says the program has been successful.
During the open house activities scheduled for Tuesday evening, will also be the drawing for the various prizes of the K-9 raffle program. Vande Vegte says each chance is only $5. He explains the various prizes that are part of the raffle.
The National Night Out open house will be at the Le Mars Police Department Headquarters located at 22 2nd Street Northeast, and will take place between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Le Mars Police Officers will also be at the Hy-Vee supermarket between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. this evening to sell those raffle tickets.
(photos are from 2017 National Night Out Program)