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ArkLaTex prepares for a Night Out to prevent crime

Last year, Remington College staff, students and nearby residents gathered at the college for National Night Out. Last year, Remington College staff, students and nearby residents gathered at the college for National Night Out.
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Each year local law enforcement agencies join neighborhood residents to send a message to criminals: Not in our back yard.

In the ArkLaTex, October 2 has been chosen as the time to deliver that message. Most neighborhood events will be held between 6 and 9 p.m.

Night Out is a crime prevention event designed to heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership, and send a message to criminals to let them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Residents are encouraged to turn on outside lights, hold block parties, cook outs and other outdoor activities to help build strong bonds with their neighbors and watch out for one another in an effort to fight crime. 

In Shreveport, events will start at 5:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Drive. Shreveport residents with questions should call the police department at 673-6932.

Bossier City has, by far, the largest number of events organized with the Police Department.

  • 400 block of Minden Street
  • 2200 block of Nattin Street
  • 1100 block of Rickerson Street
  • 200 block of Cold Harbor Court
  • 5000 block of Castille Court
  • 100 block of Rosemont Place
  • 2100 block of Scott Street
  • 1000 block of Nix Court
  • Volunteers of America of North Louisiana, 2300 block of Riverwood Drive
  • 2800 block of Ashland Avenue
  • 600 block of Enchanted Lane
  • Hooter Park in Barksdale Annex – The annual Barksdale Annex Neighborhood Association's "March for Jesus" will kick off this event. The march begins at 6 p.m. on Fullilove Dr. at Barksdale Blvd. and goes east to Gibson Drive then makes a right into Hooter Park where a neighborhood gathering will take place.

In Bossier Parish, will be held at the following locations with most events starting at 6 p.m.:

  • Plain Dealing (Community Center)
  • Cross Creek (Regent Cir. cul-de-sac)
  • James Street
  • Kingston Plantation (Cattail Tr.)
  • Lakewood (Ridgefield Dr./Hunter's Hollow Dr.)
  • Lakewood (Placid Pt.)
  • Legacy (pool area)
  • Plantation Estates (Dana Ln. cul-de-sac)
  • Rosedale Place (Trinity Dr.)
  • Willow Lake Adult Community (Community Center)
  • Twin Point Drive
  • Woodlake South I (circle at the end of Lakeway Blvd.)
  • Bellevue Road (4100 block)
  • Country Place (Glendale Ln.)
  • Sterling Ranch Estates
  • Creekside (Common Area)
  • River Bend (Common Area)

The Texarkana, Texas satellite community of Wake Village will have a citywide event at King Park.

Mayor Jimmy Green says he expects 1,200 of Wake Village's 6,000 people to take part this year. It is set to begin at 6 p.m.

"A lot of people have the attitude that 'I don't want to get involved in it,' and this is a way the city and programs have come together to try and educate our citizens. If you see something that is not right, please call us," Green says.

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