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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
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
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.

Secure Indiana License Plate

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A Way to Say Thanks to Hoosier First Responders... On a daily basis, many of your fellow Hoosiers put your safety first. Members of the fire service, law enforcement, emergency management and emergency medical services from across Indiana make the well-being of their fellow citizens their top priority when called to respond to an incident with their expertise.

Now, there is a way you can show Hoosier first responders your support and gratitude for their commitment to their fellow citizens. The next time you renew your vehicle's plate, ask for a "Secure Indiana" license plate, or purchase one online at

The revenue from "Secure Indiana" license plate sales funds the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation, formerly the Emergency Management, Fire and Building Services, and Public Safety Training Foundation. The Foundation, one of the first of its kind in the nation, offers financial support for critical public safety needs across Indiana.

The Foundation funds public safety projects at the local level. Local public safety organizations in your communities are eligible to apply for projects such as equipping emergency responders with personal protective equipment, acquiring equipment for use by emergency responders, and training for emergency responders. In 2006, The Foundation awarded over $400,000 in grant funds to communities throughout the state.

New! Promoting Public Safety Careers In order to promote the importance of careers in public safety, the Foundation recently established the Secure Indiana Scholarship Program for Indiana residents. Eligible applicants are students interested in pursuing a higher education degree and volunteer with a local public safety organization. Hoosier Safety Scholarships at $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students can be awarded to applicants enrolled in an accredited college in Indiana.

Small Fee, Big Impact The fee to receive a "Secure Indiana" license plate is only $40, in addition to your normal vehicle registration and excise fees. Of the $40 fee, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle retains $15 for administrative costs with the remaining $25 going directly to the Foundation. (Note: If you request a low-end number from one to 100 or a specific number there is an additional one-time $30 "pull" fee.)

By paying a small fee and purchasing a "Secure Indiana" license plate, you can make a big impact by assisting Indiana’s first responders who help protect your loved ones, your neighbors and you. Declare your dedication to a "Secure Indiana" today!

For more information on the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation, contact:
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
302 West Washington St. Room E208
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Ph. 317-234-8996

Text and E-Mail Notification System

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The St. John Police Department will create and publish messages through the Nixle Community Information Service. Nixle will then deliver this information to you instantly via text, email and/or web message.
Messages will include road closures, utility issues, as well as other relevant safety and community information.
The service is secure, reliable and easy for our group to use. YOU decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email, or just simply over the web.
Messages can also be viewed on our agency's Nixle site.
You can register for this FREE service by doing one of the following:
  • 1. At the company's main web site: There you can also access their Frequently Asked Questions.
  • 2. Text STJOHNPD to 888777 from your mobile phone. (You will receive Text Messaging Only)
  • 3. You may also use our sign-up form.

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