Every year across the country, neighbors gather together on the first Tuesday in August for National Night Out which promotes police-community partnerships.

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However, the first Tuesday in August, no one around our neck of the woods wants to spend any more time outdoors than necessary, so local leaders made the decision a number of years ago to move the local events to a time when temperatures were a little more accommodating.

From natw.org
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That time is now! Tonight, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, a number of areas of Bossier Parish will join Shreveport and scores of other cities to celebrate "National Night Out" with neighborhood block parties!

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Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says of the event, "National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and strengthen partnerships between our neighbors and law enforcement. I encourage residents to hold block parties, cookouts, or other outdoor activities to help build strong relationships with their neighbors and get to know the deputies who patrol their area.”

From Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
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 The Sheriff along with a number of Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies, and parish first responders will be out and about meeting residents. Posse members will be fingerprinting children, joined by Bossier Sheriff’s Office motorcycle patrol, the K-9 team, parish firefighters, and EMTs.

Here Are The 15 Planned National Night Out Events For Bossier Parish

Bossier City
• Cross Creek Subdivision – Regent Circle, Bossier City
• Rosedale – 3107 Trinity Dr., Bossier City
• Crossing at Wemple – Jasmine Walk, Bossier City
• River Bluff – Bevly Lake Park, Bossier City
• Lakewood – Ridgefield and Hunters Hollow, Bossier City
Benton Area
• Willow Lake – Clubhouse, 203 Rachel Lane
• Woodlake North Boat Launch – Benton
• Magnolia Chase - Cherry Blossom and Pear Tree, Benton
• Cypress Point – 107 Cypress Point Drive, Benton
Haughton Area
• Dogwood and Dogwood South – Clubhouse/stables, Haughton
• Sterling Ranch - 5 Sterling Ranch, Haughton
• Joe Delaney Park – Haughton
• Creekside Subdivision - Playground
Plain Dealing Area
• Oakhill Baptist Church - 300 Hamiter Road, Plain Dealing
. Plain Dealing – Community Center

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