Plainfield police hit the neighborhoods for National Night Out

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Communities across the country take a stand against crime tonight.

National Night Out is about fighting for safer neighborhoods, and events are taking place all across Central Indiana.

There is no community too big or too small to take crime seriously, and more importantly, take a stand to keep crime out of their community.

New Whiteland in Johnson County is hosting a National Night Out event from 6-9 p.m. tonight at East Park.

Plainfield's National Night Out program is unique, because police go out into the neighborhoods.

Four officers will visit seven neighborhoods in three hours tonight.

It's a chance to make connections with residents, and gives them a chance to get information from the streets.

Like many communities, Plainfield is one that is showing a greater interest recently in crimewatch programs.

"Because of recent events in Indianapolis, I feel people are reaching out to us more," said Capt. Jill Lees with the Plainfield Police Department. "How they can help us and they are giving us great support. We recently had an incident in a neighborhood that required our emergency response team. And upon our agency leaving, I was already getting emails of hey we'd like to start a crimewatch in our community."

Plainfield police say communication with is key.

The "see something say something" pledge helps police know what's going on in their neighborhood.

So, no matter where you live, take the Blue Pledge and take a stand. Make a call to 911.