As stated throughout this website, the men and women of the JPSO can only do so much to keep this parish safe. It is imperative that we educate the citizens of the parish on how to reduce the risk of their becoming victimized both at home and in public. Awareness and common sense are key.
Our Community Relations Section heads up a Crime Prevention Unit that helps neighborhoods set up local Neighborhood Watch programs. Currently, we are serving more than 70 groups. We provide neighborhood signs, engraving equipment to mark personal property, and other crime fighting and safety tips to those neighborhoods that meet our participation requirements.
If you are interested in setting up one of these programs in your neighborhood, please contact our Crime Prevention Unit at 504-376-2401 to set up an appointment.