BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, held National Night Out Against Crime Thursday, September 20.
The event was held from 5 to 8 p.m. at BRPD Headquarters, located at 9000 Airline Hwy.
National Night Out Against Crime has been shown to be an effective and enjoyable event that promotes community spirit and positive relationships between police and citizens. Kids who attended the event learned about crime prevention.
The event featured free food, gifts, picture ID cards for kids, music, K-9 demonstrations, and more. The fire department was also on hand with an interactive fire house and information on fire safety. Attendees also got the chance to see specialty equipment used by law enforcement and an up close look at police horses.
“I think it’s very important that we all work hand in hand, whether it be solving a crime or just solving a regular problem in someone’s neighborhood, whether it be high grass, street light out to a murder,” said Lt. Chad Parker with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Parker joined other law enforcement with the same goal during Thursday night’s event. He hopes the event will serve as a launching point for people to have a better relationship with law enforcement.