BRPD to host Night Out Against Crime tomorrow night
BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement in the Capital City are making final preparations for Thursday's Night Out Against Crime event with the goal to turn strangers into neighbors and boost community morale.
According to Baton Rouge Police, previous Night Out Against Crime events have proven effective at bringing neighborhoods together and improving community safety, and they anticipate the Oct. 16 event to be just as successful.
Adults and children are encouraged to come out to BRPD Headquarters for an evening of fun, safety-oriented activities along with free gifts and food.
Police K-9 demonstrations and fire safety exercises with the fire department's interactive fire house will entertain and inform, and children can have picture ID cards made to help identify them if they are lost and found. The police department will also show off specialty equipment and trained police horses.
BRPD encourages everyone to come out to send a clear message to criminals that the community is organized and plans to take back the night.
The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. at BRPD HQ, located at 9000 Airline Hwy. For more information, call the Community Resources Division at (225) 389-4801 or visit their website.