Multiple agencies in St. Landry Parish will be teaming up on January 24 to hold a public meeting about how residents of Eunice can start their own neighhood watch programs.

Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux with the St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers program is hoping people will come together to find out what they can do to fight crime in their area.

Thibodeaux adds they are all about working with the community to come up with solutions and a plan of action.

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot says,

"Law enforcement cannot be everywhere, we need you to be the eyes and ears in your neighborhood then report it to us."

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz agrees, adding:

"We urgently need your assistance to apprehend the criminals that are breaking into homes and vehicles in and around the city of Eunice."

The meeting will be held at 6:30 in the evening Thursday, January 24 at the Liberty Theatre in Eunice. It's located at 200 Park Avenue.

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontentot says,

"I am urging citizens to attend the meeting to join forces with our law enforcement and come together to help protect our city."

Eunice City Marshal Terry Darbonne adds,

"If you see someone in your neighborhood that you know doesn't live there and is acting suspicious notify law enforcement so we can identify them."

Thibodeaux says that they would welcome other law enforcement agencies to join this meeting.