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Public meeting announced to start Eunice Neighborhood Watch

Posted at 10:37 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 11:37:58-05

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, Eunice Marshals Office, Eunice Police Department, and St. Landry Crime Stoppers in conjunction with the Eunice Mayor’s Office and organizers of the Eunice Community Watch group will hold an open public meeting on January 24, 2019.

The meeting will start at 6:30 pm at the Liberty Theatre and will address starting and maintaining a neighborhood watch program and how citizens can protect their homes and neighborhoods.

The panel will address concerns from the citizens and as a group work on ideas and tactics to help each other solve, deter, and fight crime in their neighborhoods. According to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, the meeting will discuss ideas and solutions not to cast blame on anyone or any group, civilian or public servant.

“We urgently need your assistance to apprehend the criminals that are breaking into homes and vehicles in and around the city of Eunice,” St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz said.

“Law enforcement cannot be everywhere, we need you to be the eyes and ears in your neighborhood then report it to us”, added Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot.

Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux who serves as the St. Landry Crime Stoppers coordinator urges citizens to download the P3 app on any mobile device to submit an anonymous tip or you can call 337-948-TIPS (8477) to report any crime information you have.

Mayor Scott Fontenot stated, “I am urging citizens to attend the meeting to join forces with our law enforcement and come together to help protect our city.”

City Marshal Terry Darbonne stated, “If you see someone in your neighborhood that you know doesn’t live there and is acting suspicious notify law enforcement so we can identify them.”

“I am reaching out to other city and state officials to come,” added DC Thibodeaux.