|Friday, July 27, 2012
|Sheriff Webre Announces Plans for 2012 National Night Out Against Crime - by Dty. Brennan Matherne, PIO
|Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is proud to announce the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in neighborhoods throughout the parish.
“This event is one of the main highlights of the year for our deputies,” said Sheriff Webre. “The Night Out Against Crime gives us the opportunity to meet with the public to discuss ways we can help each other prevent crime in our neighborhoods. The partnership between police and community is the key to continuing to make Lafourche a great, safe place to live.”
As usual, block parties will be held in various areas throughout Lafourche Parish with food, fun and games. In the central area, a “Give Crime a Going-Away Party” parade will be held from the Highway 90 Fire Station on through the Sugar Land Subdivision. McGruff the Crime Dog will also be making appearances at several of the block parties.
Domino’s Pizza is donating food for the block parties. At each of the block party locations, LPSO Explorers from POST 323 will be present for fingerprinting and DNA swabbing to help enhance personal safety in the parish of Lafourche. Each party is unique and offers different activities for children and adults. Here are a list of block parties around Lafourche Parish:
• Gaubert Neighborhood Market (1654 Highway 1, Thibodaux)
• Green Acres Subdivision, Raceland
• 144 Twin Oaks Drive, Raceland
• Sugar Land Subdivision, Raceland; PARADE ONLY from the fire station under Hwy 90 overpass to the Sugar Land Subdivision behind St. Anne Hospital.
• Smoothie King (4841 Highway 1, Raceland)
• 603 Silver Street, Bayou Blue
• 129 Louise Lane, Bayou Blue
• 1006 Catherine Street, Lockport
• Golden Meadow Police Dept. 107 Jervis Drive (Town Hall) Golden Meadow;
If any Lafourche Parish resident is interested in hosting a block party for the National Night Out Against Crime, please contact Lt. Valerie Martinez at (985) 449-4477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Night Out Against Crime is organized and promoted by the National Association of Town Watch. Over 37 million people in more than 15,325 communities across the U.S., U.S. territories and military bases will join forces on August 7 to promote law enforcement partnerships; crime, drug and violence prevention; safety; and neighborhood unity. This event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support and participation in local anticrime efforts. The goal of the program is to strengthen neighborhood spirit and law-enforcement partnerships while sending a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.