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Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergency:
Police: 219-924-3141
Fire: 219-924-3151

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

Local Weather
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News and Announcements
Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith Troop 264 Click to view more
Post Tribune Article On Griffith Artist Click to view more
The Times Story On Griffith High School Students And Video Game Studies Click to view more
The Times Article On Cambridge Companies Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith Wrestler Jeremiah Reitz Click to view more
The Times Story On Flood Insurance Click to view more
Commentary In The Times From Chief Mance Click to view more
The Times Article on The NW Regional SWAT Team Click to view more
The Times Article On Lindberg St Click to view more
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Last updated: 12-20-2014 12:33 PM
Events
2014-12-19 South Shore Dance Alliance - Cirque De Jazz - A Nutcracker Tale - 7 pm Click to view more
2014-12-19 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-12-19 American Legion Tacos and Tostadas - 5 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-12-20 South Shore Dance Alliance - Cirque De Jazz - A Nutcracker Tale - 7 pm Click to view more
2014-12-20 Pet Food Supply Drive - 10 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2014-12-20 Santa On A Caboose Event - 10 am - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-12-20 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-12-21 South Shore Dance Alliance - Cirque De Jazz - A Nutcracker Tale - 3 pm Click to view more
2014-12-21 Hi-Rail Modular Train Club train exhibit - 10 am - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-12-21 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-12-22 Hi-Rail Modular Train Club train exhibit - 10 am - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-12-23 Library - Moon Called Book Discussion - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2014-12-24 Clerk Treasurer's Office Closes At 1 pm Click to view more
2014-12-25 Town Offices Closed Today Click to view more
2014-12-25 Merry Christmas From The Town of Griffith
2014-12-26 Clerk Treasurer's Office Closed Today Click to view more
2014-12-26 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-12-30 Special Town Council Mtg - 9:30 am Click to view more
2014-12-30 Library - Movie and Popcorn For Kids - 1 pm - 3 pm Click to view more
2014-12-31 Library - Electronic Gaming For Kids - 11 am - 12:30 pm Click to view more
2014-12-31 Library - New Year's Eve Drama - 2 pm - 3 pm Click to view more
2014-12-31 Clerk Treasurer's Office Closed Click to view more
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Last updated: 12-20-2014 12:33 PM
Featured Articles
Santa In A Caboose At The Griffith Hist. Society Santa In A Caboose At The Griffith Hist. Society

The Griffith Historical Society will have its annual Santa On A Caboose event at the Historical Train Area located at 201 S. Broad St. The event takes place on Saturday December 13th from 10a-4p, Sunday December 14th from 12p-4p and Saturday December 20th from 10a-4pm.

Santa in the caboose is sponsored by The Griffith Historical Society and offers families a private visit with Santa and low-cost, high quality digital photo packages. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be served at the Depot. A holiday bake sale will also be held at the depot on both weekends.

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Pet Supply Drive

Written: 12-01-2014 05:15 PM

Resumes Accepted For Boards and Commissions Resumes Accepted For Boards and Commissions

The Griffith Town Council is accepting resumes for all boards and commissions and will make appointments for any current openings, as well as any that may become available throughout the year. The list of Boards and Commissions includes:

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)
Emergency Management Service Board 
Economic Development Commission
Park Board
Plan Commission
Redevelopment Commission
Safety Board
Sanitary Board
Storm Water Management Board

Please send resumes and cover letters to griffithtowncouncil@griffith.in.gov or Town of Griffith, Attn: Town Council, 111 N. Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319

Please include your political affiliation since some boards and commissions require members to state this information. 

Written: 12-01-2014 05:15 PM

Featured Pet From Griffith Animal Control

Little Peter Pan and Big Frank are still looking for a home. They are both in a foster home and visit PetSmart in Schererville on the weekends noon til 4 for people to meet. Please message us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/griffithindianaanimalcontrol or call us at 219-922-1766 if you would like to meet them.

Written: 12-19-2014 07:14 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: 12-19-2014 07:14 AM

Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM

The Northwest Regional SWAT Team (which the Town of Griffith Police Dept has members in) is asking for assistance in the purchase of new equipment to help protect and serve the residents of Lake County which total over 200,000 residents over 130 square miles. To get more information on how you can help make a tax-deductible donation, please click http://cms.ngsltd.com/opencms/opencms/griffith/police-dept/Northwest_Regional_SWAT_Team/nrst_donations.pdf to see their request letter. Thank you.

Written: 12-19-2014 07:14 AM

Compiled Police Reports Available For Viewing Compiled Police Reports Available For Viewing

Want to see crime reports for the town? If so, please click HERE

Written: 12-19-2014 07:14 AM

Hi-Rail Model Train Exhibit

Free - Open to the Public - For young and old!

Hi-Rail Modular Train Club train exhibit at Franklin Center, on:

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

December 6th and 7th

December 20th and 2st

Enter at door G which is near the corner of Broad and Lake Streets.

Check out their website at http://www.hirailmodulartrainclub.com/

Written: 07-28-2014 12:00 AM

South Shore Dance Alliance Event

For more info on the event such as ticket information, please click HERE.

Written: 11-29-2014 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 Emergency Fund Information Griffith Emergency Fund Information

During this holiday season, please keep in mind the less fortunate. The Griffith Emergency Fund helps our neighbors in need.

Donations can be sent to: The Griffith Emergency Fund, PO Box 73, Griffith, IN 46319

Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith FOP Shop With A Cop

The Holiday Season is fast approaching and there are children in the Town of Griffith who will not receive gifts due to difficult financial situations with their families. For the past several years, Griffith F.O.P. Lodge #161 has raised funds to take underprivileged children shopping. Over the years numerous children have been able to receive winter clothes, school supplies, and other necessary items as well as toys to brighten their holidays.  Anything you can give toward Shop With A Cop and other charitable organizations would be greatly appreciated. Without your participation this would not have been possible and we look forward to your continued support of our "Shop With A Cop" and other charitable programs.

Donations can be either dropped off at the Police Station or you can mail them by first filling out the card found HERE and mailing to the address listed.

Thank you!

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

Thank You Indiana DNR

The Town of Griffith Park Board and Parks Department would like to thank Griffith resident Cheryl Satkus for her work with the Indiana DNR in having 3 trees donated to the Town. The trees have been planted to Tot Park and will help to further beautify the area.

Written: 12-09-2014 02:09 PM
THANK YOU FOR BEING SO GENEROUS

With all of your help we raised a total of $897 for the Griffith Emergency Services fund. That is in addition to all of the food and toys collected (pictures of that haul soon). Your generosity is incredible. A special thanks to the following: Jedi's, Culver's, the Rotary, Bridges Scoreboard, the Chamber of Commerce, TD's Pizza, the Grindhouse, Lady's Gourmet Popcorn, the YMCA, Aurelio's, the modular Train Club, Strack & VT, Accucraft Imaging, Bullfrog Construction, Leber Construction, every business that bought trees, and of course, you. This collage shows the food and toys collected by the Imagine Griffith Holiday Event, the Chamber Holiday Event, the Griffith Schools, and several churches and social organizations. Children won't wake to an empty Christmas morning -- not in our town.

Written: 12-13-2014 12:00 AM

Scarfs, Hats, Socks and Gloves Donations Needed



Studio 4 Salon hosts its annual Warm Hands, Warm Hearts campaign through Jan. 10, 2015. Drop off donations of new gloves, scarves, and socks for adults and children, which will be given to the Griffith Emergency Fund. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Studio4 Salon Spa
420 N. Broad St.
Griffith, IN

 

Written: 12-19-2014 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: 12-19-2014 12:00 AM

CodeRed Alert System CodeRed Alert System

The Town of Griffith has improved the town's emergency phone notification system and, based upon some of the feedback received, it is evident that the database containing the contact information of our residents did not transfer completely. Therefore, we are asking anyone who did not receive a phone call or if you would like to add additional phone numbers and the option of receiving texts and emails click on the following link and register your contact information so that we can assure a more effecient notification process in the future.

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

Dog and Cat Food Coupons Dog and Cat Food Coupons

DOG AND CAT FOOD COUPONS

Do you have any coupons relating to dog and cat food that you will not need?  If so please consider donating them to Griffith Animal Control.

To donate any coupons, please take them to the Griffith Police Dept, which is located at 115 N. Broad St between 9am and 4pm and give them to the person on duty at the window. 
They will ensure they get to the right people.

Thank you!!!!!

Written: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM

Thanks Forest Ridge Academy

Written: 12-19-2014 12:14 PM

Lake County Library Information Lake County Library Information

Want to know more about what is going on at the Lake County libraries? If so, click HERE.

Written: 12-19-2014 12:14 PM

Anonymous Crime Tip Line Anonymous Crime Tip Line

The Griffith Police Department with the cooperation of the Griffith Safety Board and the Griffith Town Council, have established a “tip-line” for The Town of Griffith. Citizens wishing to report specific suspicious or criminal activity not requiring immediate police response are encouraged to call and leave a detailed message regarding such activity. Messages left on the “tip-line” will be reviewed on a regular basis and appropriate action will be taken when warranted. Citizens using the “tip-line” may choose to remain anonymous. However, citizens who provide their name and telephone number may be contacted by the Griffith Police Department to obtain further details regarding the activity reported. If a citizen chooses to provide their contact information, they still have the right to remain anonymous. If you witness or have information regarding suspicious or suspected criminal activity that does not require immediate police response, please call the Griffith Police Department “tip-line” at 219-922-3085 or fill it out online by clicking HERE.

Griffith, IN Police Department

Written: 12-19-2014 12:14 PM

Griffith Fire Dept Accepting Applications Griffith Fire Dept Accepting Applications

The Town of Griffith Fire Department is accepting applications for firefighters.

Applications can be picked up at; Griffith Central Fire Station (130 N. Lafayette St) or downloaded online at:
http://www.griffith.in.gov/portal/media-type/html/group/fire-dept/page/default.psml/js_pane/P-140741be929-10597

Thank you.

Written: 12-19-2014 12:14 PM

Griffith Video Tour Griffith Video Tour

The Town of Griffith would like to invite you to view the video links provided here describing our wonderful community. We appreciate the sponsors that have helped make these videos available. To view a video, please click on a link listed below.

Welcome
Education
Quality of Life
Real Estate and Relocation

Parks and Recreation
Downtown

[read more...] Written: 12-19-2014 12:14 PM

Homework Hotline Information Homework Hotline Information

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students.

  • Tutors help students in grades 6-12.
  • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday - Thursday
  • September - May

Call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE.

The program is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Written: 12-19-2014 12:14 PM

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