LAFAYETTE, LA – Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber, along with LPSS Superintendent Don Aguillard and other police agencies, held a news conference on their multi-jurisdictional force that will provide school resource officers for public schools and several private schools. Included in today’s announcement were the police chiefs from Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Lafayette, Scott, and Youngsville. They said they’re adding intelligence detectives as well as the latest software to track social media.
Forty-five law enforcement officers in the parish were trained as School Resource Officers for this school year; they also have a SWAT team trained in case of an active shooter situation. In addition, they’ve trained school faculty members and private civilians on how to survive and prevent casualties in a worst-case-scenario.
The first day of school for Lafayette Parish is Wednesday.