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BREAKING 1pm 7-7-08 Shreveport-Bossier Joins In “25th Annual National Night Out” Aug. 5th
Monday, Jul 07, 2008 11:02am

SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town)  BREAKING: CRIME WATCH 1PM  7-7-08  Shreveport and Bossier City will be participating in the 25th Annual National Night Out crime/drug prevention event, from 6p-9p, Tuesday, August 5th, 2008. 

In all, some 35 million people are expected to participate in America’s Night Out Against Crime.” Click here to listen as SPD Sgt. Jim Taliaferro details “National Night Out” for Tom Pace on the Talk of the Town. 

Bossier Mayor 
“Lo” Walker read the joint proclamation this Monday morning in Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover’s conference room in Government Plaza. 

Walker was accompanied in the news conference by Bossier Police Chief Mike Halphen; Shreveport Police Chief Henry Whitehorn; Shreveport Fire Chief Brian Crawford; and Sgt. Jim Taliaferro, SPD Crimestoppers Coordinator.

National Night Out" is designed to: 1) Heighten crime and drug awareness; 2) Generate support for, and participation in , local anticrime efforts; 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit, and police community partnerships; and 4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized, and fighting back.  

Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, “National Night Out” will involve more than 11,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.

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