Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (Louisiana) - Divisions - Programs

Programs

  • ‘’’D.A.R.E.’’’ - the D.A.R.E. program is taught to elementary (5th grade) and middle school (7th grade) students throughout Calcasieu Parish and is designed to teach young people a decision making model that will result in skills to assist them in making informed decisions when it relates to resisting drugs and violence.

Each year, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office D.A.R.E. Program reaches approximately 1,500 5th grade students and 1,000 middle school students.

  • ‘’’Junior Deputy Program’’’ – this nine week program is for students ranging from ages 8 – 11 throughout the parish and has been developed to provide general information as it pertains to law enforcement and other local government agencies. Several field trips are provided during the program, including a tour of CPSO jail facilities which allows the students to see incarceration in an entirely different manner, and allow students the opportunity to get first-hand information.
  • ‘’’School Crossing Guards’’’ – Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office School Crossing Guards are assigned to schools in the morning and afternoon throughout the parish to ensure our children who walk to school get to and from school safely. The crossing guard has a primary duty of safely assisting students in crossing streets by traffic direction or diversion.
  • ’’’Elderly Services‘’’ – are involved in the daily lives and social functions of the older citizens in our community and provide preventive services to help eliminate some of the fears they experience.

Current projects include: TRIAD - Partnership between AARP, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury to work together in the reduction of crime, victimization to senior citizens and to reduce the fear of crime among the elderly.

Elderly Victims of Crime - Designed to assist seniors that have been victims of crime deal with the aftermath of victimization. This assistance could be in the form of advocacy for services our community offers seniors limited monetary assistance when finances have been totally removed, due to a crime or providing a personal contact with the Sheriff's Office to assist a senior with specific needs.

Senior Fun Day - This is an annual event designed especially for our seniors to offer a day full of fun and education. Special speakers are invited to discuss issues that are of importance to our area seniors.

  • '’’Criminal ID/Records’’’ – responsible for submitting, reviewing, maintaining and overseeing criminal records which include rap sheets; offense/incident reports; statements; attachments; and any other documents pertaining to criminal records. Collects and submits the required monthly statistical (LIBURS/UCR) report to the State of Louisiana.

This division is responsible for obtaining fingerprints and background checks for many different purposes.

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