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Statement from Sheriff Turlich regarding National Night Out Against Crime 2021


First off, I sincerely hope everyone is doing well while regaining some semblance of normalcy. It has definitely been a challenging month for Plaquemines Parish as we continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida along with the ongoing pandemic. There is one thing I know for sure; the community of Plaquemines Parish is resilient and together we will persevere.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, is National Night Out Against Crime, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Although the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office participates in this event every year, we will not be organizing any gatherings in 2021. PPSO will be actively patrolling throughout the parish, but I feel it is important we focus our resources on the continued recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida while promoting a healthy environment during the pandemic. This may not be our traditional celebration for this event, but I encourage all residents of Plaquemines Parish to join me by turning on your porch light on the evening of Tuesday, October 5, and visiting with your neighbors to show solidarity and unity against those who dare to commit crime in our great parish.

Despite the challenges, I will continue to stand with you and together we will overcome any obstacle. On behalf of everyone at PPSO, have a safe National Night Out Against Crime 2021 and we look forward to returning to our traditional, neighborhood-based function next year!

If your neighborhood is planning a gathering for the National Night Out Against Crime, please contact Sergeant Lauren Roussell-Babin at

- Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich, Jr.

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