Lansing Police to host National Night Out August 3 at Fox Pointe

LPD officer Scott Bailey talks about community-building at National Night Out in 2019. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Tuesday, August 3 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Fox Pointe

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 1, 2021) – In a continuation of a nationwide tradition, the Lansing Police Department will again participate in National Night Out, an annual event to promote community and police relations across the country.

Lansing’s iteration of the event will again take place at Fox Pointe, as it did in 2019. Starting at 5 p.m. on August 3, this year’s National Night Out will include hot dogs, a magician, a special bubble show, giveaways, and more.

Chief Al Phillips will likely be among a few brave officers to take their seat in a dunk tank, an event that is sure to make a splash with the few hundred expected attendees. The Lansing Library will also be present at the event with activities for kids, according to Sharon Novak of LPD.

Chief Phillips said the department will also put on a K9 demonstration with Rico, LPD’s accomplished Belgian Malinois dog.

Lansing Police has received donations from LACE, the Lansing Copper Muggers, and other donors. Phillips gave a special thanks to Fraternal Order of Police: Lansing Lodge #218 for their support for the event.

“We’re excited to build on this going forward,” said Phillips of the event overall.

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street, Lansing, IL.