Shreveport Celebrates National Night Out in Record Numbers
Shreveport participated in the 38th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday night with a record number of registered block parties across the city. National Night Out is an intitiative born out of the National Association of Town Watch, which was created in 1981 to:
to provide community watch groups the necessary information, resources and assets to stay informed, interested, involved, and motivated within the community. natw.org
National Night Out, founded in 1984, was created to foster positive relationships between police and citizens, between neighbors on their street or block, and to develop a knowledge of your neighborhood so you're aware if something isn't right. If you know your neighbors, it's much easier to be able to help one another, and be able to help fight crime in your neighborhood.
Shreveport city and parish officials made the rounds visiting block parties across the city, meeting residents, and enjoying a beautiful night of block parties featuring great food, games, bounce-houses, and even live music.
KEEL News visited several parties over the course of the evening, even catching up with Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator in the Acadiana Place subdivision enjoying some catfish. Shreveport Police Chief Wayne Smith, Shreveport Fire Chief Clarence Reese, Jr. and Shreveport City Marshal James Jefferson even participated in a karaoke contest, with Chief Wayne Smith taking top prize.
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