NPD thanks law enforcement agencies that assisted with 96th Christmas Festival

The Natchitoches Police Department would like to say thank you to the additional law enforcement agencies that provided additional protection in the 96th Annual Christmas Festival. We would like to give a special thank you to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and the Northwestern State University Police Department who despite shortages in staffing contributed a majority of their deputies, troopers and officers to this event  

The agencies that assisted are listed below:

  • Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office with 40 deputies
  • Louisiana State Police with 21 troopers
  • Northwestern State University Police Department with 12 officers
  • Alexandria Police Department with 6 officers
  • Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office with 6 deputies
  • Lake Charles Police Department with 4 officers
  • Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office with 3 deputies
  • Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office with 3 deputies
  • Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office with 3 deputies
  • Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office with 2 deputies
  • Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office with 2 deputies
  • Eunice Police Department with 1 officer
  • Red River Sheriff’s Office with 1 deputy

These law enforcement officers were able to make this year’s Christmas Festival a safe and successful family event for the thousands of revelers that attended despite the social media posts that were disseminated to cause fear and concerns for safety. 

Chief of Police Nikeo Collins added, “I am truly thankful for the assistance from all of the participating law enforcement agencies that helped make our 96th Annual Christmas Festival a successful and safe family friendly event.  I am proud of the partnerships and spirit of cooperation to our citizens and visitors.  I would also like to thank the members of the Natchitoches Police Department for their professionalism and dedication in serving our great city.”

If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.