Shreveport-Bossier gearing up for night out against crime

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 09/03 2014 03:18PM

Updated 09/22 2014 12:18PM

Your neighborhood is being invited to join forces with other communities to celebrate a "Night Out" against crime and drugs.

The festivities will take place between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in neighborhoods throughout Shreveport, Bossier City and both parishes.

Everyone will be asked to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and spend the evening outside with family, friends, fellow neighbors, emergency response personnel and city officials.

Many neighborhoods throughout Caddo and Bossier Parish will have block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anticrime rallies.

Shreveport's Night Out Coordinator Shreveport Police Cpl. Marcus Hines said, "This is a night for all of the participants in both parishes to stand together to promote safety and neighborhood unity. Our event showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation, one city at a time. We invite all neighborhoods to join us in Giving Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party."

If you want to have your street blocked off for a party, you will be required to register with the Shreveport Police Department for street closures by filling out a form which can be found either on the city's webpage or the Crime Stoppers webpage,

In Bossier Parish, contact Deputy Josh Cagle at 208-4327 or 965-2203 if you'd like to host a block party.

Registration forms are due on Monday, September 29th.

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