MISHAWAKA – People across Michiana got the chance to talk with police about safety concerns in their neighborhoods during the “National Night Out Against Crime.”
The annual event, which was held Tuesday night, brings together community members and local police departments across the country.
Police say it’s important to have a good relationship with the public. They say neighbors play a big role in helping keep their own communities safe.
“We rely on them to be our eyes and ears,” said Mishawaka Police Lieutenant Tim Williams. “We want them to get involved. Get to know your neighbors. If you see something suspicious, call us. I’d rather come out and it be nothing than us not to come out and it’s something that we could have taken care of.”
Mishawaka police say this year’s turnout was one of the largest they’ve ever had.