Mardi Gras safety
With all the parades and balls rolling this Mardi Gras season, local law enforcement are working around the clock to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time.
With several more parades gearing up this week, officers say parade-goers should keep in mind that situational awareness is key in staying safe this season. Major Chris De Back said, “You should always be aware of your surroundings no matter what you’re doing, especially at a large event like a parade or ball. If you arrive late at night or it’s going to be late when you leave, please park in a safe location, a well-lit area and if possible try and hang out in a group. Don’t go by yourself, just watch for everybody.”