St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in Night Out Against Crime

Posted: October 28th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in Night Out Against Crime

Dozens of St. Bernard Parish residents from Arabi to the eastern end of the parish gathered to celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Night Out parties were held in Arabi, Chalmette, Meraux and Violet. Some took place at homes, one was on the grounds of First Pentacostal Church of Chalmette, and another at the former parish jail in Old Arabi. St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputies attended each event to give crime prevention tips, answer questions and get to know residents.

Sheriff James Pohlmann visited a number of gatherings from Arabi to Violet, conveying the message that it’s the people of St. Bernard Parish who keep it a safe place by backing law enforcement and by being willing to call the Sheriff’s Office if they see something suspicious in their neighborhood.

The Sheriff said National Night Out Against Crime is a way for people with something in common – the desire to protect their neighborhood against crime – to get together and pledge to look out for each other’s property and safety.

Sheriff Pohlmann said if something doesn’t look right to you, call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501. It could help prevent a crime.

National Night Out has been celebrated for more than 30 years around the nation in August. Several local leaders in Southeast Louisiana opted in 2011 to move the event to October to escape the summer heat.

Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out Against Crime was introduced in 1984 to strengthen participation in local anti-crime efforts. The annual campaign involves more than 30 million participants, including residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses and members of the military.

For more information about Neighborhood Watch programs and other crime prevention measures locals can participate in, call (504) 278-7799.