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For Immediate Release

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August 09, 2010 DUSM Garrett Hawk, E/LA USMS (504) 589-3131
E/LA U.S. Marshals Service Participate in the 2010 National Night Out Against Crime

New Orleans, LA On August 3, 2010, Deputy United States Marshals (DUSMs) from the Eastern District of Louisiana (E/LA) participated in the National Night Out Against Crime sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. District Deputies covered over eight local Night Out Against Crime events across the district, including events in New Orleans, Slidell, Algiers, and Amite.

The National Night Out Against Crime aims to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Participants in the event included members of local law enforcement, local fire departments, local Offices of Homeland Security, local probation and parole, local District Attorneys Office, local women and children advocacy groups, and local Crime Stoppers organizations.

Eastern District of Louisiana DUSMs interacted with local community citizens at their respective events, answering their questions, educating them on the roles and missions of the United States Marshals Service, and listening to their concerns. At one of the events, DUSMs manned a Marshals Service booth where citizens questions were answered in addition to Sex Offender Investigation Coordinators (SOICs) being on hand to discuss child safety with parents. Additionally, children were made E/LA Junior Deputies, and visitors were treated to USMS posters, t-shirts, pamphlets, bags and rulers. It was a great night for the cities, their citizens, and law enforcement.

For further information about the National Night Out Against Crime contact the E/LA U.S. Marshals Service at (504) 589-6079 Press 1 or visit the National Night Out website at: http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/about.html.  For more information on the Eastern District of Louisiana visit http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/la-e/index.html . To learn more about the U.S. Marshals Service visit www.usmarshals.gov.