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Neighborhoods Wanted for National Night Out
The Valparaiso Police Department will be participating in the 32nd  Annual National Night Out on Tuesday August 4th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. National Night Out is an national event designed to unite community members and police against neighborhood crimes.

This is a great night for community members, neighborhoods and crime watch groups to organize special activities in their neighborhoods. Valparaiso Police Officers will be visiting the special activities planned in each neighborhood to show their support. Officers from the K-9 team, Bicycle Unit, Patrol Division and Detective Division will be present in neighborhoods to show their support.

Start planning your activities today and notify the police department of your involvement. In previous years neighborhoods have planned cook-outs, ice cream socials and live music.  Officers from the department would like to attend your event. For further assistance, questions or to notify the Valparaiso Police Department of your participation call Sgt. Michael Grennes at 462-2135 (ext: 2313) or email at .


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Fireworks Ordinance Being Enforced by Police

The City of Valparaiso has a fireworks ordinance that will be enforced during the upcoming July 4th weekend.

Article 2: Discharging of Fireworks is Prohibited with the following Exceptions:

a. Public displays where a permit is granted.
b. Consumer fireworks can be used on the following dates and times:
                        
1. Between 5pm and 2 hours after sunset from June 29 to July 3rd.
2. From 10 am to midnight on July 4th.
3. Between 5 pm and 2 hours after sunset from July 5th to 9th.
4. On December 31st from 10 am to 1am on January 1st.

Article 4: It shall be unlawful for anyone under the age of 18 to fire, shoot off, or discharge any consumer fireworks within the city limits without the direct supervision of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.

Article 7: Penalties:

a. Any person convicted of violating any provision under this Ordinance shall be subject to a fine in the amount up to $25 for the first occurrence, $50 for the second occurrence and $100 for the third occurrence.

Valparaiso Police will be enforcing this Ordinance during the upcoming July 4th weekend.





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Follow the Valparaiso Police on Twitter @ Valparaisopd

The Valparaiso Police starting today, Monday November 17th will be providing information through twitter for individuals wishing to sign-up and following the Valparaiso Police Department on Twitter. 

Information being tweeted out from the Valparaiso Police Department will typically be public safety or general information  regarding an ongoing situation/incident when immediate information is needed to be provided  to the general public, for example-road closures due to a crash or police incident scene. 

Twitter will be just another source of information available to the general public. The Valparaiso Police Department will continue to use their website, Facebook page, Tip411 Alerts, Youtube and through their email notification system to distribute community information.