In an effort to unite the community and foster relationships between the citizenry and the police force, SPD is hosting their annual “Night Out” this evening, October 3rd, from 6-9 pm.

The Night Out campaign was started 34 years ago as a way to boost community and police relationships. While most of the country celebrates in August, Texas and parts of Louisiana celebrate in October.

Across the SBC, neighborhoods will be holding block parties where neighbors can come together, and meet their local law enforcement. The Broadmoor residents are holding their event tonight from 5:30-7:30 at A.C. Steere park. The event’s organizer invites all residents of the SBC to come and meet the Broadmoor Neighbors.

Both Shreveport and Bossier City hope for a good turnout this year. The SBC has been participating for the last 30 years, and last year, there were over 120 separate neighborhood block parties and events. This year, they are hoping for more.

Shreveport Police are kicking-off their own event this evening at the Paradise Baptist Church, starting at 5:30 pm. The issues that SPD wants to focus on this year are: crime and drug prevention and awareness, as well as gaining support for their anti-crime efforts.