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National Night Out is a yearlong community-building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Approximately 38 million people from more than 16,000 communities across the nation participate in the annual event. 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.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office participates annually in the National Night Out Against Crime which falls on the first Tuesday of August each year. Citizens throughout Lafourche Parish host “block parties” for their respective neighborhoods from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. LPSO deputies attend each block parties throughout the parish to meet community members to discuss crime prevention and any other concerns. Explorers from POST 323 attend many events as well to conduct fingerprinting and Child ID kits. LPSO typically supplies each party with hot dogs (or similar food), and most party organizers arrange for other foods as well.

The 2018 National Night Out Against Crime will be held on Tuesday, August 7. Here is a list of block party locations:

  • Thibodaux Family Church (785 N. Canal Blvd., Thibodaux)
    • Contact Pastor Duane Bland at (985) 859-9005
  • 301 Hyland Dr., Thibodaux
    • Contact Earl Woods at (225) 205-8335
  • Grady V’s American Bistro (900 Country Club Blvd., Thibodaux)
    • Contact Anna Theiss at (985) 859-7495
  • 1024 Bayou Blue By-Pass Rd., St. Charles Community
    • Contact Jennifer Richard at (985) 513-0446
  • NAACP at Rev. Lloyd Wallace Community Center (3603 Hwy. 308, Raceland)
    • Contact Burnell Tolbert at (985) 713-4250
  • Market St., Raceland
    • Contact Bethany Burns at (985) 413-4817
  • 329 Aspen Dr., Raceland (access via Elm Dr. off LA Hwy. 1)
    • Contact Cory Detillier at (985) 537-5337
  • 111 Maxine Blvd., Bayou Blue
    • Contact James Wendell at (985) 860-1092
  • Sugar Land Subdivision (144 Twin Oaks Dr., Raceland)
    • Contact Rose Sampey at (985) 537-5667
  • Vacherie-Gheens Community Center (1783 Hwy. 654, Gheens)
    • Contact Adam Chauvin at (985) 226-9243
  • Town of Lockport (Holy Savior Ball Park on Church Street)
    • Contact Chief David Harrelson Jr. at (985) 532-3117
  • The Broadway Elder Living & Rehabilitation Center (7534 Hwy. 1, Lockport)
    • Contact Tameka Bourda at (985) 532-1011
  • 202 Chateau Dr., Lockport
    • Contact Jerry Knight at (985) 856-8072
  • 157 Gus Savoie Ave., Larose
    • Contact David Carskadon at (985) 258-4129
  • 168 Providence Avenue, Cut Off
    • Contact Amy Dantin at (985) 677-4435
  • 133 West 112th Street, Cut Off
    • Contact Peggy Bagala at (985) 632-6382
  • Golden Meadow Town Hall (107 Jervis Dr., Golden Meadow)
    • Contact Jamie Liner at (985) 475-7942

The annual National Night Out Against Crime parade will take place in the Raceland area, beginning at the U.S. Highway 90 Fire Station and continuing throughout the streets of the Sugar Land Subdivision. For more information on the parade, contact Danny Mayet at (985) 637-2166.

Anyone interested in hosting a block party is asked to contact Chaplain Jim Duck at (985) 387-4427 or via email at jim-duck@lpso.net. The deadline is August 1, 2018.