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  • 160 law enforcement workers set for La. Marathon

    January 17, 2014 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than 160 law enforcement agents will be on hand throughout the racecourse of this weekend's Louisiana Marathon, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The Advocate reports that a marathon official said no credible threats have been received leading up to Sunday's event, which comes... more »
  • Sorrento may ask sheriff for law enforcement

    October 23, 2013 9:45 AM

    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The liability insurer of the Sorrento Police Department will cancel its coverage in mid-November, prompting town officials to consider whether to disband the department in favor of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Mayor Mike Lambert tells The Advocate Chief Earl Theriot Jr., an elected official, must... more »
  • Autism Awareness and Safety Seminar for 1st Responders and Law Enforcement Play Video

    July 15, 2013 7:22 AM

    Autism Society Acadiana, in collaboration with Lafayette City Police Department, is sponsoring a FREE autism training seminar for law enforcement officers and first responders. Autism Awareness and Safety Seminar for 1st Responders and Law Enforcement event will be at the Clifton Chenier Center, Auditorum, Bldg., C, on Thursday, July 18,... more »
  • Synthetic Marijuana Troubles Law Enforcement

    September 14, 2011 10:56 PM

    Known as "legal herb," "spice" or "herbal incense," synthetic marijuana has been around for a few years now. But getting it off the streets hasn't been easy for law enforcement. "They're called synthetic cannabinoids, they're not actually cannabinoids," said Acadiana Crime Lab Director Kevin Ardoin. Ardoin sees packets... more »
  • Law enforcement adds patrols for Labor Day

    September 2, 2011 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are gearing up to saturate the streets this Labor Day weekend in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities during a holiday that is considered especially dangerous for motorists. Jamie Ainsworth, spokeswoman for the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, tells The... more »
  • Group Says it Hacked US Law Enforcement Websites

    August 6, 2011 12:01 PM

    LONDON (AP) - The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it has hacked some 70 law enforcement websites across the southern and central United States in retaliation for the arrests of its sympathizers in the U.S. and Britain. The group also claimed to have stolen 10 gigabytes of data, including... more »
  • DWI Crackdown During Holidays

    December 27, 2010 11:21 PM

    The holidays are a time for celebration, but a drunk driving arrest or worse, an accident, can ruin your holiday season. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has contracted with 87 agencies this year in a DWI crackdown during the Christmas and New Years holiday season. There were already several... more »
  • Cops Run For Special Olympics

    May 20, 2010 12:56 PM

    Sixteen law enforcement agencies from Acadiana ran in the 2010 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Thursday morning. The goal is to bring awareness to Special Olympics Louisiana and the upcoming summer games. Acadiana has 1300 Special Olympics athletes, so these volunteers hope to encourage locals... more »
  • Best Dressed Deputies in the U.S.

    April 27, 2010 2:22 PM

    A local sheriff's department's new uniforms are getting national recognition. The Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office and its uniform maker, Guidry's Uniforms, won the 2010 Best Dressed Sheriff's Department award. "It's something our whole parish can look forward to, that we come out on top in the nation," says... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received new equipment

    December 23, 2009 3:34 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced today Department Investigators have new equipment to use in their fight against crime in St. Landry Parish. Under a grant from the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the department has purchased over $12,000 dollars in specialized forensic... more »
  • St. Martin Sheriff's Graduating Cadets

    October 30, 2009 7:39 PM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE TRAINING ACADEMY GRADUATES 22 CADETS (St. Martinville, La.)-The 27th Session of the St Martin Sheriff's TrainingAcademy had graduation ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. this morning. Twenty-two Cadets representing Law Enforcement agencies from throughout South Louisiana completed eleven weeks of Basic Law Enforcement Training as well... more »
  • State Crime Labs Awarded $2.4 Million in Grant Money

    October 8, 2009 2:04 PM

    Attorney General Caldwell: Grant Will Help Us As We Seek Justice for Victims of Crime WASHINGTON-Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03) announced today that the Louisiana State Police has been awarded two grants totaling $2,481,416 from the Department of Justice to improve its crime labs and reduce the backlog of forensic... more »
  • DNA Lifeprint for Child Safety

    September 28, 2009 8:36 AM

    Dozens of local children were the first to try a new biometric fingerprinting and DNA identification kit. They got printed at Sterling Hyundai of Lafayette. The FBI and Department of Justice hosted the DNA Lifeprint child safety event. The new identification program makes it easy for law enforcement officials nationwide... more »

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