Shreveport, LA (KMSS) — The cities of Bossier City and Shreveport will hold a joint news conference on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11 a.m., in the Bossier City Mayor’s conference room, second floor of Bossier City Hall, 620 Benton Road to announce plans for Shreveport-Bossier City Night Out, an annual event that brings the community and law enforcement together in an effort to fight crime.
Shreveport-Bossier City Night Out will take place on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The event mirrors National Night Out which is held on the first Tuesday of the month of August however both cities now observe a similar event on the first Tuesday in October when the weather is cooler.
Bossier City Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker and Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover will join Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw in announcing plans for this year’s event. Both mayors will also read a joint proclamation declaring Tuesday, October 1, 2013 as Shreveport-Bossier City Night Out.
Shreveport-Bossier City Night Out is a crime prevention initiative designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and strengthen neighborhood spirit and the police-community partnership. Residents in both cities are encouraged to hold block parties, cook outs or other outdoor activities to help build strong bonds with their neighbors and watch out for one another in an effort to fight crime.
Information about how residents can take part in Shreveport-Bossier City Night Out will be provided to the media at the news conference.