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111 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN 46319
Phone: 219-924-7500

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News and Announcements
The Times Article From Council Meeting Click to view more
The Times Article On Calumet Township - 5/24 Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith Police Decision - 5/22 Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith Town Council Click to view more
The Times Article On Out Of District Students Click to view more
Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
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Last updated: 05-30-2015 02:38 AM
Events
2015-05-29 Central Market - 3 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-05-29 Knights Of Columbus - Tootsie Roll Roll Drive Click to view more
2015-05-30 Animal Adoptions - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-05-30 Knights Of Columbus - Tootsie Roll Roll Drive Click to view more
2015-05-30 Lake County Hazardous Materials Collection - Crown Point - 9 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-05-31 Animal Adoptions - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
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Last updated: 05-30-2015 02:38 AM
Featured Articles
Griffith Police Officers Honored With Awards

On Tuesday May 19th, the following officers were recognized by the Public Information Officers Association for their on-duty actions and career accomplishments:

Lifetime Achievement Award: 
Detective Commander Matt Argadine will retire this year with 35 years of service to the Griffith Police Department. Built upon his character as a person, an officer, and an investigator, Commander Argadine has been a mentor to many. His skill as an investigator has served as the foundation of the our investigative unit and his storied 35 year law enforcement career serves as an inspiration to all who know him. 

Lifesaving Award:
Tony Hemphill: On April 25, 2014, Officer Hemphill was assisting another officer on a traffic stop. During the course of the stop Officer Hemphill discovered that an occupant of the vehicle had overdosed on drugs and was absent of a pulse. Through trained instinct, Officer Hemphill administered CPR and the subject subsequently survived the incident. 

Officer Recognition: 
Detective Cpl. John Mowery and Patrolman Jason Jaques: On September 16, 2014, Corporal Mowery and Officer Jaques responded to an active armed robbery of a retail store in Griffith. Due to their immediate response the officers arrived at the scene of the robbery, while the offender was still inside the store. In an effort to ensure the safety of the victims inside the store, while simultaneously avoiding a potential elevated hostage situation, Corporal Mowery and Officer Jaques took tactful watch of the offender as he made his armed exit from the store and towards them. As the offender exited the store both officers successfully apprehended the suspect and recovered evidence that ultimately led to his successful conviction. 

Officer Recognition:
Corporal Paul Sines and Patrolman Jason Gary: On April 12, 2014, Griffith Police Corporal Sines and Officer Gary were called to a third floor apartment in reference to a disturbance. After arriving and investigating the matter, the officers informed an involved party that he was under arrest. Upon hearing this statement the male ran to the apartment's balcony, made a suicidal statement, and hurled his body over the railing. Corporal Sines and Officer Gary immediately grabbed the subject, who continued to struggle with them as they held him in mid-air. Despite the suspects continued resistance, the officers pulled him back onto the balcony where he was safely taken into custody.

The Griffith Police Department is extremely proud of these officer and happy that they received this well deserved recognition.

Written: 05-20-2015 06:53 PM
Town of Griffith 4th of July Parade Info

The Griffith Special Events Committee is proud to announce that this year's Town of Griffith's 4th of July Parade theme is HOORAY FOR THE RED, WHITE and BLUE! 

The parade starts at 10am, and will proceed from the intersection of Ash/Broad and head south on Broad St to Main St.

Hope to see you out on the 4th celebrating our nation's independence with many of your friends and neighbors!

To get a copy of the parade application please click HERE. All entries must be received by June 18th.

Written: 05-20-2015 06:53 PM

Thanks Wadsworth

Griffith Animal Control would like to thank the kids, parents and teachers of Wadsworth Grade School in Griffith for all the fantastic donations. They are much appreciated and will be put towards the care of the animals.

Written: 05-13-2015 10:57 AM

Griffith Central Market Is HERE Griffith Central Market Is HERE

In the Spring of 2013 we opened the Market in Central Park. The idea was to bring a “farmer’s market” to the town. However, it didn’t take long before we realized that what was taking shape was far different than the ordinary “farmer’s market” and we quickly adjusted our creative thinking.

Griffith Central Market is a festival that begins each spring and winds it’s way through the summer. It’s a microcosm that celebrates everything that the Town of Griffith is. It’s great music, hand crafted wares, delicious foods, and locally brewed ale’s. Nestled under the old oak trees that stir a gentle breeze in the warm summer months, the Market sits along a winding path through the park.

The success of the Market has everything to do with quality vendors and the amazingly supportive citizenry of this great little town we call home. The townspeople love the Market and in turn the Market continues to evolve into a venue that embraces all the people of Griffith. It’s the place to be on Friday afternoon/evening.

The Market is scheduled to being on Friday May 1st weather permitting.

If you would like to get more information on the event via updates and have a Facebook account, please click HERE

Listed below are the first few weeks of musical acts as well as the vendor list (some vendors may not be at the market every week):

May 29th - Johnson Blues Band (Soulful Chicagoland Blues Band)

June 5th. - Colonel Buster's 3-piece dinner (Blues; Bluegrass; Old School Country; Rockabilly)

June 12th - HunnyMooners  (A Cool Retro sound of 50's; Oldies; Jazz; Blues)

June 19th - Gerry Hundt & Kenny Kensey (Chicagoland blues artists)

June 26th - Tamalou (Blues)

 

A Spice Above Dips Authentic Honey Farms Autistic Eye Art Ay Chihuahua's
Ben's Pretzels Bridges Scoreboard Buck's BBQ Cookielicious Bakery
Crafty Colors Divine Chef Early Bird Vegan Elite Sweets
Everyday Upcycle Festive Foods

Flagel's Sugar House 

Fruit Blends
Grindhouse Cafe Jill Marie's Lady's Gourmet Popcorn  Lellulo's
Mescolare Mother Wilma's Marshmellow Factory Nana's Tidbits
Pie Eyed Rolling Stonebaker S&T Baking Salon 180
Scentafection Scoville Brothers Sinfully Delicious Brownies 

Staci's Beads & Jewelry 

Stamper Cheese Company  Sweet Frog Taste & See Tiddlywink Toffee
Tiffany's Tearoom Tiffany's Gourmet Hot Dogs  Treasured Friends (Griffith Animal Control)  T&S Catering
Wilk Wear
   

Written: 05-13-2015 10:57 AM

Looking To Adopt A Loving Friend?

Tinker Bell - She is such a good girl. Yes she is a little picky on dogs she likes. Not too good with children. Would like an adult home with a lap to sit on. She has came a long way since she came in. Please help Tinker Bell get a home and no more cage at the pound. Visit us at the Schererville PetSmart on the weekends noon til 4.

 

To get more info on this possible friend or any of the loving animals at Griffith Animal Control please call 219-922-1766 or email Griffith Animal Control Officer Sandi Litke at sandi.litke@griffith.in.gov

Written: 05-13-2015 10:57 AM

Loving Cat Looking For A Loving Home

Jacob - WHAT A NICE BOY. Very loving cat. He is fully vetted and needs a good home to call his own. Visit us at the PetSmart in Schererville on the weekends noon til 4. You will see many of the adoptable pets.

To get more info on this possible friend or any of the loving animals at Griffith Animal Control please call 219-922-1766 or email Griffith Animal Control Officer Sandi Litke at sandi.litke@griffith.in.gov

Written: 05-13-2015 10:57 AM

Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch

Graffiti is vandalism that scars our community, hurts property values, and diminishes our quality of life. To combat this crime and to maintain the beauty of our Town, the Town of Griffith offers free graffiti removal services to both public and private property owners.

To help us make this program a success, we ask that all of our residents and visitors to be on the look-out for any graffiti, on public or private property, and to report any observed instances to the Griffith Police Department at (219) 924-7503. 

Once notified of the vandalism a police report will be generated and that report will be forwarded to the Griffith Parks Department.  After receiving the report, the Griffith Parks Department’s trained employees will immediately remove graffiti from public property but will need permission from property owners prior to doing any removal on private property.

The Griffith Police Department is dedicated to the apprehension of graffiti vandals and it should be noted that offenders, or parents of offenders, will be held liable for any monetary damages.

Written: 05-13-2015 10:57 AM

Need A Room For A Meeting? Need A Room For A Meeting?

The Griffith Community Room at the Griffith YMCA is available by reservation for Sports team meetings, sign ups, club meetings, scrapbook and quilting or knitting groups. Please call the Y at 750-1082 and request the community room office.

Written: 05-13-2015 10:57 AM

Town of Griffith Police Dept Is Hiring

NOW HIRING

The Griffith Police Department is seeking diverse and motivated applicants of high moral character for the position of full-time Patrol Officer. Applications will be accepted beginning May 1st, 2015. Applications can be obtained at the Griffith Police Department (115 N. Broad St) Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm or online at: http://www.griffith.in.gov/portal/group/police-dept/page/interest.psml . Completed applications must be submitted no later than July 1st, 2015 at 4:00 pm. A $25.00 administrative fee must be paid at the time the completed application is turned in, at which time you will be provided with a study guide for the written assessment test. Further information regarding eligibility and the selection process as well as what The Griffith Police Department offers, can be found at the above listed website address.

Thank you.

Written: 04-28-2015 02:38 PM

3rd Annual Police and Fire Charity Softball Tourney

There will be a charity softball game on Sunday June 14th starting at 1:30.  The event will take place at the Munster Community Park - 8549 Lions Club Drive in Munster.

To get more information from the flier, please click HERE.

Written: 05-18-2015 07:26 PM

Griffith's 7th Annual Rock N Rail Street Festival

Griffith's 7th Annual Rock 'N' Rail Street Festival

Labor Day Weekend  - Thursday-Sunday, September 3-6, 2015

Like us on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/RockNRail

Vendor information/application click HERE  

Written: 04-29-2015 04:38 PM
Words From The Bud Gaby Family

To the People of Griffith Indiana

The family of Glen Gaby, Jr would like to express their appreciation for the beautiful tribute given to our beloved Bud at his memorial service Friday April 10, 2015 in Griffith.

What a wonderful experience to know that Bud was so highly appreciated for his contributions to your community, even though he was not a native son.

The police honor guard at the casket; the large police escort; the signs at the city park stating RIP GLEN GABY and RIP BUD GABY; the Fire Dept trucks with ladders extended displaying Old Glory on the route to the cemetery were quite stirring emotionally and will never be forgotten by any of Bud’s surviving family members.

Thank you Griffith, we will always love you.

Glen Gaby Jr. Family

Written: 05-06-2015 09:19 PM

CodeRed Alert System CodeRed Alert System

The Town of Griffith is utilizing a notification system called CodeRED to notify residents of critical situations that may be occurring in town, emergencies, to make announcements, etc.  If you would like to receive notifications please click HERE.

[read more...] Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Town of Griffith Ward Map Town of Griffith Ward Map

Have you wondered how the town ward's are laid out? If so, click HERE to see the map.

Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Supplies Needed For Animal Control


We are in need of cleaning supplies! Bleach, laundry soap, Mr Clean, paper towels and dish soap. You can always drop off at the Police Station 24 hours a day which is located at 115 N. Broad St. THANK YOU!!!

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Fire Dept Annual Dance and Fundraiser Griffith Fire Dept Annual Dance and Fundraiser

The Griffith Fire Department will be hosting our annual Dance & Raffle on Saturday July 11, 2015 from 6pm - 12am. It will be located at our Central Fire Station, 130 North Lafayette Street in Griffith. Tickets are $2.50 which includes admission and entry into the Cash Raffle, 1st. Prize is $1,000 2nd. Prize is $500 and 3rd. Prize is $250. The Relics Band will be there playing hits from the 60's to present day. Our grill will be serving up brats, burgers and plenty of other items all night. The beer will be flowing on tap from start to finish. Plus there will be plenty of door prizes and raffles. This is an all ages event, we will have plenty for the kids to enjoy also. All the proceeds will benefit the Griffith Firefighters Association. The money raised will help us obtain equipment vital to us performing our duties to the citizens in our community.

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Tips On How You Can Prevent Crime In Your Neighborhood Tips On How You Can Prevent Crime In Your Neighborhood

The Community Crime Watch Program would like to invite you to participate in its revamped crime prevention program. The meetings are going with a new format and will now take place in different parts of town on a monthly basis at 6:30 pm. The program is active and is expanding its presence. This forum provides an opportunity for citizens to present their concerns and problems regarding crime in our neighborhoods.

Come out to meet your neighbors and members of the police department to hear about what is going on in your area as well as other parts of town.

A drawing will be taking place for those who attend and light refreshments will be served.

Thursday June 18th meeting will take place at the Griffith Fire Dept North Station - 1601 N. Indiana St.

To view more information on Crime Watch and past presentations made at the Crime Watch meetings, please click HERE.

To view compiled crime reports, please click HERE.

[read more...] Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Thinking of adopting a cat or dog? Thinking of adopting a cat or dog?

Are you considering adopting a cat or a dog? If so, please consider an animal from the Griffith Animal Control Dept. To see a list of animals looking for a good home, please click HERE.

Thank you.

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

FEMA Flood Map Information


Please click HERE to get information about FEMA and Flood Mapping.

To see the appeal letter that was written by the Town Council, please click HERE.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Park Reservations Griffith Park Reservations

Thinking about having a celebration or party in 2015 and want to have it in a park, if so please consider it having it at one of Griffith's Parks (Cheever, South Park, Central).

Griffith residents can make reservations now through February 28th. After that date, reservations will be open to everyone.

Rates and more info can be found HERE. To make a reservation or if you have questions, please contact the Park Department at 219-922-3078.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM
Written by RB

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