Happening Today: National Night Out Against Crime block parties scheduled

Happening Today: Night Out Against Crime

KENNER, LA (WVUE) - In an effort to curb crime across the region, law enforcement agents will be meeting and greeting the public tonight.

A huge block party will happen tonight at the Bonnabel Boat Launch. It's a chance for the residents who live in this community to spend time with the men and women who watch over their neighborhoods.

A kick-off party takes place every year ahead of tonight's festivities, to get people interested in participating.

Now at this particular event at the boat launch, various law enforcement agencies will be on hand to show off some of the latest technology and crime fighting tools.

A similar event will take place in New Orleans at A.l. Davis Park at 5:30 p.m.

Those who can't make it to one of these events are encouraged to turn on porch lights tonight and spend some time getting to know neighbors.

Police officers and deputies will be stopping at various block parties to get to know residents.

Tonight's Night Out Against Crime party at the Bonnabel Boat Launch starts at 5:30 p.m.

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