NOPD Chief Harrison Invites Residents To Participate In 2016 Night Out Against Crime

NEW ORLEANS— NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison is encouraging residents and business to host a neighborhood block party for the 2016 Kelly Marrione National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

         The annual event aims to raise awareness about crime prevention, reduce crime and increase the support of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. In 2015, residents and businesses held more than 200 neighborhood block parties across the city.

         “Public safety is our top priority and we are focused every day on making every neighborhood in New Orleans a safe neighborhood, but we can't do it alone," said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. "The Night Out Against Crime provides residents and business with an important opportunity to meet and start talking about ways they can work together with law enforcement to make their community a safer place. I encourage everyone to join the conversation and take an active role in their neighborhood for the Night Out Against Crime and beyond."

         Residents, businesses and organization can register their parties for free with the NOPD online here.

         Organizers requesting barricades should make requests here.

         The 2016 Night Out Against Crime kick-off event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at A.L. Davis Park, located at 2600 LaSalle St. Representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as City officials and neighborhood organizations will be on-hand to provide resources and interact with residents.

         The event is free and open to the public.

         In 1983, NOPD Officer Kelly Marrionne began the National Night Out Against Crime event in New Orleans to raise crime prevention awareness, reduce crime and increase the support of local, state and federal law enforcement. Officer Marrione’s efforts created an opportunity for all residents of New Orleans to participate in anti-crime programs, such as the Neighborhood Watch Program and the New Orleans Neighbors and Police Anti-Crime Council (NONPACC). These programs are proven tools that strengthen communities and create better partnerships between citizens and the law enforcement community, NOPD reps said.



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