Applications from the Caddo Sheriff's Office are now available for citizens of unincorporated areas of Caddo Parish who would like to close their streets for National Night Out block parties.
The applications are available at any of the sheriff's substations or online at caddosheriff.org. They must be completed and returned to the Sheriff's Office substation nearest to the applicant’s residence no later than September 27. If approved, a copy of the application will serve as the citizen's permit to block portions of their street.
National Night Out is being celebrated in Caddo Parish on October 4. Residents are encouraged to take a public stand against crime by participating in neighborhood gatherings and crime prevention events.
"National Night Out is a good time to get to know your neighbors," Sheriff Prator said. "It's also a time when law enforcement can bond with the community so they can realize we're out here to help and encourage. There's a lot we do besides arresting people."
For more information about National Night Out, contact the Sheriff's Office Community Programs Unit at 681-0875.