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Block Party Permit

A Block Party Permit is required for any event that will require the closing of a roadway. All activities will have to abide by the Town Noise Ordinance regardless if they have an approved permit or not.
Click on the link below and fill out the Block Party Permit. You may drop off the permit at the St. John Police Department or email the completed permit to admin.pd@stjohnin.com
Applications need to be received not less than ten (10) days nor more than sixty (60) days before the date on which the event is scheduled.
Block Party Permit (PDF)


SafeTrade is a simple program for police and sheriff’s departments to encourage transactions at their facilities; to strengthen their safety and security initiatives, and for users to insist on “SafeTrade” by conducting their transactions only at a local police or sheriff’s office.
In the past few months, a number of U.S. police departments have offered to host online transactions, most of them referring to Craigslist as the reason. Participating police departments can now post banners or use logos referring to their facilities as SafeTrade Stations. Additional information is available at www.safetradestations.com.
The St. John Police Department is a SafeTrade location. Our lobby is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., excluding holidays. Our lobby has video surveillance to record your transactions and to provide an element of safety when conducting transactions with unknown parties.

Text and E-Mail Notification System

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Register to receive alerts from the Town of St. John, Lake County, IN and other municipalities, of emergency communications and other important information via text message and email. Smart911 Powered by RAVE does not charge subscribers to send or receive SMS (text) messages. Standard or other messaging charges apply depending upon your wireless carrier plan and subscription details. Once registered, you can opt out of SMS (text) messages at any time by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787 This service is provided through Rave Mobile Safety and managed by an alliance between Lake County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency and Lake County 911. The Town of St. John is now offering its residents with local alerts in addition to County alerts, all within one Smart911.com account! If you need assistance in setting up your account, please email Smart911Support@LakeCountyIN.org. For emergencies, always dial 911. For non-emergencies unrelated to this system, call 219-660-0000. The St. John Police Department can be reached at (219) 365-6032.
You can register for this FREE service by doing one of the following:
  • 1. Download the Smart911 app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • 2. You may also sign-up online.

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