Posted: Jun 12, 2013 12:31 PM by MELISSA CANONE (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
SHREVEPORT/LAFAYETTE, La. - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that 132 phones have been donated to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, which has helped Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz realize savings of more than $20,800 for his office.
"I am happy that the Sheriff's Office is able to use these phones," Finley said. "The residents we serve will see this technology used to increase law enforcement operations in the Western District of Louisiana. Anything that we can do to help our law enforcement partners, benefits the whole community."
"The phones will be a useful tool at the new sheriff's office complex," Guidroz stated. "We hope to be in our new Law-Enforcement Complex by Christmas 2014, and having these new phones installed there will save us money and add a new dimension to our interoffice communications. I am grateful that U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley has decided to donate this $20,800 cache of telephones to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office. The phones are speaker phones with alpha numeric display that shows a clock, calendar and call timer."