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St. Landry Sheriff asking for public’s help in forming Neighborhood Watch programs

Posted at 8:20 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 21:20:31-04

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is asking for the public’s help by forming additional Neighborhood Watch programs throughout St. Landry Parish.

Due to the recent increase in home and vehicle burglaries throughout St. Landry Parish, Sheriff Guidroz is asking the public to help create additional Neighborhood Watch Programs in their neighborhood.

“We urgently need your assistance to apprehend the criminals that are breaking into homes and vehicles around the parish,” Guidroz said. “Law enforcement cannot be everywhere, we need you to be the eyes and ears in your neighborhood then report it to us.”

There are mobile apps like “Nextdoor-Neighborhood” available for download to alert neighbors in specific “groups” on suspicious incidents around the area.

A liaison for the department, Sgt. Ashley Barbier discusses sharing tips on how to make their Neighborhood Watch efficient and safety tips for self-protection and property during meetings.

St. Landry Crime Stoppers also asks citizens to download the P3 app on any mobile device to submit anonymous tips or call 337-948-TIPS (8477) to report any crime information you have.

Anyone wishing to create a Neighborhood Watch program in your area is urged to call Major Eddie Thibodeaux at (337) 457-4115. Sheriff Guidroz will attend the meetings that are organized in the parish.