National Night Out in Alexandria, Louisiana

The Alexandria (Louisiana) Police Department celebrated its participation in the 25th-annual  National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Police Chief Darren Coutee said about 500 people attended.

According to the national National Night Out organizers,

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

In Alexandria, attendees were treated to fun, food and good fellowship.

Enjoy the above slideshow. Photos were taken by Eugene Sutherland.

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