WEST RIDGE — Police stationed on the Far North Side will take part in a national night of community building and family fun via the National Night Out 2017 program Tuesday night.
The event is through the police department's Community Alternative Policing Strategy program and seeks to bolster "police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live."
Officers from the Rogers Park and Lincoln police districts, which cover Edgewater, Rogers Park and West Ridge, will be on hand to celebrate with residents with some snacks and light refreshments, games and more.
Police beats throughout both districts will be assigned to specific locations, including Warren Park, Touhy Park, Swift Elementary School and the Rogers Park Police Station. The event is held in lieu of an August CAPS meeting.
West Ridge beats 2411, 2412 and 2413 will meet from 6-8 p.m. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.; beats 2422, 2423 and 2424 will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. at Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina Ave.; residents in beats 2431 and 2431 in Rogers Park will meet from 5-7 p.m. at the district headquarters, 6464 N. Clark St.; and Edgewater residents living in police beat 2433 will gather from 6-8 p.m. at the Swift Elementary School playground at the corner of Winthrop and Thorndale avenues.