Lt. Nate Keller talks with Alonzo Mitchell, Monica Mitchell and Trey Poullard during the Lake Charles Police Department's National Night Out event in 2011. (American Press)
Last Modified: Thursday, August 02, 2012 12:18 PM
Local law enforcement agencies will host their annual National Night Out crime prevention events on Aug. 7.
Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats said in a news release that Sulphur is expecting its 10th annual event to be its “largest ever.”
National Night Out in Sulphur will be 6-8 p.m. at the West Cal Arena, 2900 Ruth St., and will feature country-western group Twangster’s Union and an antique car and monster truck show.
Agencies participating in the city’s “block party” include the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, state police, the Sulphur Fire Department and U.S. Border Patrol.
The city of Lake Charles and its police department will host an event for the community to “come together against crime” and “send the message to criminals that Lake Charles is fighting back,” according to a news release.
The city encourages residents to “lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors” 7-10 p.m.
Lake Charles police will hold events 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church, 3400 Texas St.; 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Dixy Drive Community Center, 661 Dixie Drive; Anita Drive Community Center, 2400 Anita Drive; and St. Mary Drive Community Center, 1409 St. Mary Drive, where food and school supplies will be given out. There will be an event 6-8 p.m. in the 2400 block of Demarest Street.
The Sheriff’s Office will hold its event 5-8 p.m. in the open arena at Burton Coliseum, where various vehicles and equipment will be on display. Deputies from different divisions will answer questions.
All events are free.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to promote crime prevention and community camaraderie, as well as to meet the deputies who serve you,” Sheriff Tony Mancuso said in a news release.