National Night Out is when we say "we are not going to hide in our homes!"
We all turn on the porch lights, meet our neighbors and stand together against crime. Lake Charles is celebrating Tuesday night with the CSPO leading the celebration.



Here is what will be happening according to a release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be hosting “National Night Out” activities under the Indian Bay Pavilion at the Prien Lake Park in Lake Charles on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
The CPSO mobile command center, motorcycles, a robot, the Forensic Investigation Unit mobile van, boats, and a patrol car will be on display for viewing.  There will be deputies from several divisions of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office available to answer questions and information available regarding starting a Neighborhood Watch. 
There will be face painting and ID kits available for children and the Carlyss Fire Department will have their fire truck on display.
Free hot dogs, chips, popcorn and cookies will be served.
“This is a family event, free to the public,” says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  “It is a wonderful opportunity to promote crime prevention and community camaraderie, as well as, to meet the deputies who serve you.”