Vincennes Hosts National Night Out At New Venue

Published 08/05 2014 10:06PM

Updated 08/05 2014 11:48PM

Vincennes was one of several communities in the Wabash Valley taking part in National Night Out on Tuesday.

But this year, the event was extra special.

Officials held the event at the city's new Rainbow Beach.

Various law enforcement agencies were there, as well as the mayor, the fire department, Vincennes Parks and Recreation Department and the animal shelter.

Officials gave away bikes, helmets, child seats and other items.

Organizers were excited to give the community a chance to enjoy a new venue and they hope to pass on an important message to the public.

"It's important for there to be a public trust between the police and the community, so that they can be our eyes and ears, and we can respond to what their needs are in their neighborhoods," says Vincennes Police Chief Dusty Luking.

Last year, more than 1,600 communities across the U.S. celebrated National Night Out.

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