IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Police Department is hosting a National Night Out and recruitment open house on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Freeman Park Bandshell.
IFPD is inviting members of the community to attend the event with officers from a variety of teams, including the patrol bureau, school resource officers, the SWAT team, Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Team, the Idaho Falls Region 7 Bomb Squad, emergency communications officers (dispatch) and K-9 officers.
The National Night Out is an annual event that occurs around the country in an effort to build camaraderie between police and everyday citizens in an effort to make cities safer, more caring places to live.
Local families and community members will get the chance to see police vehicles and equipment up close. The IFPD Crime Scene Investigations team will be giving out Child ID Kits and assisting with child fingerprinting for those kits. Officers will bring patrol vehicles, a SWAT vehicle, and other specialty equipment for a “show-and-tell.”
This year, the event will also include a recruitment open house. The Idaho Falls Police Department has positions currently open for new police officers, lateral police officers, emergency communications officers (dispatchers) and in animal services. Anyone interested in these positions, now or in the future, is encouraged to attend to learn more about the Idaho Falls Police Department.
The Lost River Smokehouse will also be in attendance with pulled pork sandwiches for the first 250 people. Attendees will be asked to complete a brief survey to receive a sandwich voucher.