As the 24th annual Krewe of Gemini parade rolled through the streets of Shreveport, Police were out in droves to ensure the event went smoothly.
The Shreveport Police Department dispersed more than 200 officers along the parade route to keep the peace.
Sergeant Bill Goodin says the added presence netted a good amount of arrests.
"We made about 21 arrests and most of those are going to be for misdemeanor offenses, things that we normally see, public intoxication, disturbing the peace by fighting," said Goodin.
Most of the arrests took place in the Shreve City area, where 16 arrests alone were made.
The department worked alone on this years event. In previous years, they've worked with the Caddo Sheriff's Office in patrolling the crowds.
Goodin says the department's police force is bigger than ever and can adequately handle situations if they get out of hand.
"We've got an allocated strength of about 580 officers that's up from an allocated strength of about 437 twenty years ago," said Goodin.
While the Shreveport Police Department made nearly two dozen arrests during the Gemini Parade, they did not have to make any during Sunday's Krewe of Highland Parade.