LPSO News Blog

31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime Scheduled for Tuesday, August 5

7/9/2014 by Brennan Matherne

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will once again be participating in the National Night Out Against Crime. This year marks the 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime, and will be celebrated nationwide on Tuesday, August 5. Sheriff Webre is also reminding citizens that there is still time to sign up to host a “block party” for their neighborhood from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. that night.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will be attending these block parties throughout the parish to meet community members to discuss crime prevention and any other concerns. Explorers from POST 323 will also be conducting fingerprinting and DNA swabbing in some areas, and hot dogs, soft drinks and other refreshments will be provided at each of the block parties.
Anyone interested in hosting a block party is asked to contact Lt. Valerie Martinez at (985) 449-4477 or via email at valerie-martinez@lpso.net. The deadline to contact Lt. Martinez to organize a block party is Monday, July 28.
National Night Out is a yearlong community building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The first National Night Out took place on August 7, 1984 and was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch which continues to spearhead the event today.