The Urbandale Police Department encourages neighborhood block parties. This is an opportunity for residents to get together with their neighbors and get to know each other better.
We encourage block parties as part of our annual National Night Out celebration. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
The block parties are a great way to build relationships with each other and to form a stronger neighborhood. A strong neighborhood helps to deter crime. Having a block party will allow you to block off the street, allowing for an easier opportunity for kids to play and families to interact with each other.
In 2009, the police department began sending officers on duty out to these block parties to interact with the neighborhoods and residents. The Urbandale Police Department is committed to reaching out to our community and the residents within each neighborhood.
Please feel free to ask questions of these officers and submit any comments to Community Relations Officer Michael Ploeger by phone 515-331-6804 or by email.