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The cities of Bossier City and Shreveport held a joint news conference to announce plans for National Night Out, an annual event that brings the community and law enforcement together in an effort to fight crime.
National Night Out will take place this year on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The annual nationwide crime prevention event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is designed to: (1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership; and (3) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Residents are encouraged to take part by holding block parties, cook outs, or other outdoor activities to help build strong bonds with their neighbors and watch out for one another in an effort to fight crime.
Bossier City Mayor Lorenz “Lo”
Walker and Shreveport Ollie Tyler joined Bossier City Police Chief Shane
McWilliams, Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump, and other city and parish law
enforcement leaders to discuss plans for this year’s event and how residents
can get involved. Both mayors also read a joint proclamation declaring Tuesday,
October 2, 2018 as National Night Out in Bossier City and Shreveport.
For more information or to register a National Night Out event click here.