Oct. - Dec. 2019 Quarterly Newsletter
|JDPSO 2019 FOURTH QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER|
JDPSO participates in LA National Night Out
The Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD) hosted their Annual National Night Out for Crime neighborhood meet and great. Members of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office (JDPSO), along with members of Jennings Police Department, Lake Arthur Fire Department, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and Acadian Ambulance joined LAPD and the Lake Arthur community for a night of family fun.
|The JDPSO D.A.R.E. truck was stationed downtown where children were able to hang out with deputies and enjoy the custom built gaming system or shoot hoops while wearing the D.A.R.E. drunk goggles.|
|The National Night Out for Crime social allows the public to get to know their local first responders and learn how they protect citizens and save lives.
Securing the peace at JDP Fair
|The Annual Jeff Davis Parish Fair and Parade are an important part of the Jennings and Jeff Davis Parish Community. The Sheriff's Office provides security for both events, ensuring patrons and their property are safe while enjoying the festivities.|
|Patrol Deputy Sage Benoit and Patrol Shift Supervisor Derrick Miller monitor the parking lot and outskirts of the fairgrounds.||Patrol Deputy Charlie Guidry, along with Deputy Heather Ethridge and SRO Tiffany Bertrand navigate through the crowds.|
|Deputy Connie Sarvis, Detective Roxi Guidry and Commander Danette Hargrave monitor the gate entrance at the JDP Fair Pageant.||
The D.A.R.E. truck leads the way for JDP Fair Pageant contestants as they make their way into the arena.
Sheriff Ivy Woods stays close by to watch over activities and communicate with citizens during the Jeff Davis Parish Parade.
Sheriff supports CADA Taste N' Tell Fundraiser
|Pictured here on the front row (left to right) are Finance Commander Danette Hargrave, Mrs. Ivy (Bridget) Woods, Payroll Clerk Karen Hay, D.A.R.E. Officer Gale Richard, Civil Commander Susette Mouton, Secretary Aubrey Broussard and Occupational Clerk Connie Sarvis. On the back row (left to right) are Investigations Commander Ramby Cormier, Sheriff Ivy Woods, Chhief Deputy Chris Ivey and Detective Roxi Guidry.
JDPSO Participates in JHS Career Fair
|Members of the Sheriff's Office D.A.R.E. and SRO Units participated in a Career Fair at Jennings High School. They spoke with young people about the different career opportunities in law enforcement and the agency.|
|D.A.R.E. Officer Gale Richard and SRO Tiffany Bertrand speak with students about different career options in law enforcement. Presentation boards help breakdown the different agency divisions and units, as well as provide descriptions of their functions.
CADA Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon
|To show their appreciation, CADA hosted their Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon for local law enforcement agencies, first responders and legal professionals in JDP.|
|Dy. Lloyd Lepretre accepts a plate lunch from Ora Randolph, CADA Victims Advocate.||Deputies Billy Pinch, Robert Lane and Chris Gaspard wait in line for lunch.||Pictured here (right to left) are Detective Rob Polk, and Patrol Deputies Chris LaFluer, Elam Fontenot and Jonathan Hebert.|
|Pictured here (left to right) are Commander Ramby Cormier and Deputies Rhonda Timmins and Connie Sarvis.||Pictured here are Commander Danette Hargrave (left) and IT Deputy Brett Perrin (right).|
Deputies support Headstart Awareness Week
Commander Bill Kettler reads to students of Save The Children Headstart in Jennings during National Headstart Awareness Week. Headstart Awareness Week coincides with Red Ribbon Week in public schools, which focuses on the importance of being drug free and making healthy life choices.
|Headstart Awareness Week not only helps to highlight the importance of a headstart education, but also helps young students learn more about living well, the people who serve their community, while discussing what they'd like to be when they grew up.
JDPSO hosts Annual COA Fall Fest Gumbo
|Caring for our parish seniors is a high priority for the Sheriff's Office. Hosting the Annual Council on Aging (COA) Fall Fest Gumbo is just one way the Sheriff shows appreciation to the golden members of our community.|
|Sheriff Ivy Woods, Chief Deputy Chris Ivey and friend and supporter Wayne McVicker are pictured here cooking up twp large pots of chicken and sausage gumbo for area seniors. The COA Fall Fest Gumbo is held at the Welsh Community Center.|
|Volunteers inside the Welsh Community Center served bowls of gumbo, as well as rice and potato salad to guests.|
JDPSO Helps Keep Trick or Treaters Safe
|During Halloween activities such as the Downtown Lake Arthur Boo on the Avenue and the Jennings Main Street Trick or Treat, deputies are always close by, not only participating in the festivities, but also spending time with the children of the communities.|
D.A.R.E. Officer Gale Richard hangs out with a trick or treater during the Lake Arthur Boo on the Avenue.
Richard and SRO Michael Hill are pictured here passing out candy to trick or treaters during the Jennings Main Street Trick or Treat festivities.
Rougarou Punishers Oct. Dy. of the Month
K-9 Patrol Deputy Christopher Wallace
|K-9 Deputy Christopher Wallace consistently exhibits professionalism, dedication and excellence every day and under all circumstances. His proven integrity makes him a trusted team member by his fellow deputies, his supervisors and the community in which he serves.
Sheriff's Office Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Banquet
|Each year, the Friday before Thanksgiving, the Sheriff's Office hosts the Annual Thanksgiving employee luncheon for the Sheriff's Office and courthouse employees and associates.|
|The Thanksgiving luncheon kicks off the holiday season for the department and associating agencies. Although the agency sponsors a portion of the meal, many attending guests also contribute favorite family dishes to share.|
Rougarou Punishers Nov. Dy. of the Month
Patrol Deputy Christopher LaFleur
|Deputy Christopher LaFluer is a dependable officer, capable of adapting to any situation quickly and efficiently. He recently stood in as acting Patrol Shift Supervisor and was an exceptional leader to his fellow deputies.|
Thank you, Patrol Deputy Christopher LaFleur for doing a phenomenal job!
SRO visits JWES students
|School Resource Officer (SRO) Mike Hill stopped in to visit Mrs. Paulette Kratzer's first grade students at James Ward Elementary School.
Deputies participate in LSP Shop with a Cop Program
With the help of local sponsors, Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troop D, hosted their Annual Shop with a Cop Christmas Shopping Spree for area families in need.
Last year, Troopers began inviting other agencies, including the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office, to assist selected families in their areas, as well as to participate in the shopping experience with their chosen families.
|Pictured here are Patrol Shift Supervisor Brant Duplechain (right) and Patrol Deputy Trey (left) shopping with the Lavergne family.|
|Deputies Duplechain and Herndon at the checkout counter.||Deputies Duplechain and Herndon with the Lavergne family.|
|Members of five parish agencies, with the support of a local benefactor, made it possible to bring a Merry Christmas to several local families.||Pictured here are members of Louisiana State Police Troop D, Welsh Police Department, Iowa Police Department, DOTD and Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office.|
EHS Student Council donates stuffed toys to JDPSO
|The Elton High School (EHS) Student Council recently held their sixth consecutive toy drive for the Sheriff's Office. The drive, Operation Kuddles for Kids, was created to provide soft, plush toys for deputies to carry in their units. The toys are distributed to small children they encounter during traumatic calls or for in-service officers to provide affirmation to troubled students with disciplinary issues.|
Pictured here (back row, left to right) are JDSO School Resource Officer Tiffany Bertrand with students Van Landry, Alana Acttis, Kaley Lemoine, Liam LeBlanc, Adam Fontenot, Treylen Ceaser, Demetrie Ackless, Hayden Courville, Reporter Justin Bellard, Shai Graymountain, Jamarsha LaComb, Laylia Fontenot, Madison Howell, Kenzly Shuff, Avery Deshotel, Jaylin Thomas, Isabel Carbalan and EHS teacher and Student Council Director Jessica Guillory.
Kneeling in from (left to right) are President Helda Landry, Vice President Ashley Shallow, Secretary Taylor Ceaser and Treasurer Ali Baker.
Sheriff's Office donates grocery bags to COA
Sheriff Ivy Woods donated grocery bags to the Council on Aging (COA) to help seniors collect and carry groceries from the agency pantry.
During a recent Christmas party for Fenton seniors, groceries were delivered to the elderly in the donated bags.
Sheriff's Office employees sponsor family for Christmas
|Members of the Sheriff's Office pitched in to help two little boys have a very Merry Christmas.|
|Pictured here (left to right) are Sheriff Ivy Woods, Santa Clause, Bryler Gallagher, Daniel Gallagher and Sgt. Brock Babineaux of Hathaway.||SRO Tiffany Bertrand picked up the Gallagher boys after school in the D.A.R.E. Truck and brought them to the Sheriff's Office, where they received a Christmas surprise. Santa, local U.S. Marine Sgt. Brock Babineaux, the Sheriff and his staff were waiting with gifts.||Pictured here (left to right) are SRO Mike Hill, Sheriff Ivy Woods, SRO Tiffany Bertrand, D.A.R.E. Officer Tyler Breaux, Santa Clause, Daniel Gallagher, Mandi Gallagher, Bryler Gallagher, Dy. Karen Hay, Sgt. Brock Babineaux and Det. Lisa Ivey.|
JDPSO Participates in Jennings Optimist Club Mock Arrest
|To encourage Interstate travelers to stop and visit Jennings attractions, the Jennings Optimist Club, with support from local government offices, holds their Annual Mock Arrest. Deputy Tyler Breaux invited a willing traveler to participate in the "arrest," which is held at a local church.|
D.A.R.E. Deputy Tyler Breaux, Judge Daniel Stretcher and Assistant District Attorney Kevin Millican over see "Court Proceedings."
|Beaumont residents Rev. Lee E. Fields Jr. and his wife Kim were found "guilty" of attempting to pass through Jennings without enjoying the southern hospitality the city has to offer. Their punishment included a gumbo lunch and gifts from several local businesses.|
|Attorney Daniel Sparks with the "defendants," Kim Fields, Rev. Lee E. Fields Jr. and City Marshall Clarence Cormier.||Deputy Tyler Breaux, City Marshall Clarence Cormier, Commander Bill Kettler and Deputy Aubrey Broussard.|
|Pictured here (left to right) are City Marshall Clarence Cormier, Deputy Aubrey Broussard and Deputy Tyler Breaux enjoying a bowl of gumbo.||Pictured here (left to right) are Deputy Tyler Breaux, Asst. D.A. Kevin Millican, Judge Daniel Stretcher, "defendants" Mrs. and Rev. Fields, Attorney Daniel Sparks and Jennings Optimist Club President Carolyn Barker.|