Local law enforcement hosts National Night Out Against Crime

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12th grader Jadarion Davis said, after getting in trouble he realized the importance of community policing.

“It took for me almost losing my life so I was like I want to get out and help the community stop crime” said Davis, a member of the BRPD Explorer Program.

Tuesday evening, local law enforcement teamed up for national night out against crime.

“It’s important to build relationships with the community because we can’t do it by ourselves anymore.”

Interacting with the community and police shooting hoops with teens, people said, this event is helping police bridge the gap.

“He’s been scared of the police watching video on you tube and I wanted to show him that’s it’s ok and they are here to help” said Britney King.

While the event is only one day for a few hours. Baton Rouge Police Lieutenant Pamela Brunner said, the significance of it matters most.

“What we do is very important and vital for the community as well as a police department. Just pulling everybody together to do one job, as that’s to keep Baton Rouge city safe” said Brunner

Now a part of BRPD’s explorer program. Davis said, working with law enforcement is important.

“You are under people that been through stuff in their lifetime and see how they changed.”

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