NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Police Department is warning residents not to panic if they see helicopters flying around the city after dark.
The department will be hosting military training in and around the city between Jan. 27 and Feb. 8.
The training includes the use of military helicopters flying after dark throughout the city.
Police say they want residents of New Orleans and outlying areas to know it's a training event. The activities, authorities say, have been carefully planned and are safe.