BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department hosted its National Night Out Against Crime event Thursday night with food, fun, prizes, and music for the whole family.
The event was held at BRPD headquarters, located at 9000 Airline Hwy. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
"Meet the police, see that we're just human, talk to us about issues that they're having in their communities. They can learn tips about trimming the hedges around their houses, putting up certain lighting in certain places, things like that, that help them help us prevent crime in their communities," said BRPD Interim Chief Jonny Dunnam.
The chief says events like this also help to make a dent in crime prevention by building better community relationships.
Families that attended the event got to meet local law enforcement officers, learn ways to keep their neighborhoods safe, and discovered ways to let criminals know that the community is getting organized and fighting back.
There were many exhibits, displays, and safety information at the event.