On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, neighborhoods throughout St. Charles Parish are being invited to join forces with law enforcement agencies in the area for the 31th Annual National Night Out Against Crime/Drug Prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association ofTown Watch and co-sponsored locally by Sheriff Greg Champagne and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.
Two years ago law enforcement agencies in the area agreed to celebrate National Night Out in October to avoid the intense August heat. The change was well received by the public and the decision was made to continue celebrating Night Out in October rather than on the traditional date of the second Tuesday in August.
Here is a video of the 2013 Night Out in St. Charles Parish (3 minutes)
National Night Out is designed to:
(1.) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
(2.) Generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts
(3.) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relations; and
(4.) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 14, homeowners, apartment dwellers and businesses are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights for security and spend the evening with their neighbors and police outdoors, demonstrating solidarity against crime.
National Night Out is an ideal opportunity for citizens and law enforcement nationwide to form powerful partnerships in the fight for a safer America.
If your neighborhood is planning a Night Out Party, please call Susie Gauthier by Monday, October 6, 2014, at 985-783-1355 to register.