A lot of cities in the country are making their final preparations for National Night Out, but not in Shreveport.

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While those cities with a little milder climate are ready for the nation's largest block party on Tuesday, August 1, it's just too hot around here at that time to spend much time outside the air conditioning.

For that very reason, a number of years ago, Shreveport, Bossier, the entire State of Texas, and a number of other communities, elected to postpone the festivities until things are a little cooler on the first Tuesday in October.

With that said, the City of Shreveport has just made it official for 2023 and have announced that this year's observation of National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, October 3.

From Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
From Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office

Though we have seen no official word from Caddo Parish, Bossier City or Bossier Parish, one can only assume they will observe the occasion on the same date.

The National Night Out website says this of the importance of the observation of these neighborhood block parties:

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

While not a mandate, Shreveport Police do encourage all neighborhoods who are planning block parties, to register those parties HERE and for those requesting street closures for the occasion, just file the petition you can find HERE.

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