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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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30Th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Slated For August 6

30Th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Slated For August 6

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is reminding residents that the 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime is just a few weeks away, and there’s still time for citizens to sign up to host a “block party” for their neighborhood.

This year’s event will be celebrated nationwide on Tuesday, August 6, and neighborhoods throughout Lafourche Parish will be holding “block parties” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on that date.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will be attending these block parties throughout the parish to meet community members to discuss any crime prevention and 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.

The list of block party locations is currently being finalized, but there is still time for citizens to sign up to host one for their neighborhood. Anyone interested in hosting a block party is asked to contact Lt. Valerie Martinez at (985) 449-4477 or via email at

The deadline to contact Lt. Martinez to organize a block party is Monday, July 29.

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.