SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Mardi Gras season is almost here and the City of Shreveport has announced the parades will still go on as planned.

After missing last year due to the coronavirus all of the Mardi Gras parades will return to their regular parade routes.

The Shreveport Police Department says they will be ready and able to provide security. Other agencies will get assisting with security along the parade routes. A new class of 14 to 15 SPD officers will also graduate from the police academy before the parades begin.

The first parade to roll out is the Krewe of Sobek Parade at 1:00 p.m. on January 15.