Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is inviting the public to join the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office and over 40 other law enforcement and public service agencies at the Second Annual Bayou Region Public Safety Expo. The event will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center at 346 Civic Center Boulevard in Houma. The event is FREE to the public.
There will be information and demonstrations for all ages. The Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office will display many high tech tools used on a daily basis in keeping the citizens of Lafourche Parish safe.
Several vehicles used by the LPSO Patrol and Support Services Divisions will be on display including a patrol car, air boat, ATVs, bicycles and motorcycles. The public is also invited to take an up close and personal look at the state of the art equipment now in all LPSO Patrol vehicles including computer, camera and radar systems. Deputies will also be on hand to demonstrate the proper way to use child safety seats. K-9 officers will attend along with deputies who are part of the LPSO Crisis Management Team used in particularly dangerous situations including hostage situations or bomb threats. Explorers will be on hand providing fingerprinting and ID Cards for children. McGruff the Crime Dog will join the men and women of LPSO and may just help serve up caramel corn and cotton candy at the LPSO display.
This is a great opportunity for the public to get a close-up view of the equipment we use on a daily basis to better serve them, said Sheriff Webre. This event appeals to citizens of all ages. Children love participating in the hands-on activities, watching the demonstrations, and having the opportunity to meet deputies, firemen and other first responders. When adults come in contact with law enforcement, they are usually too preoccupied with the incident at hand to notice the tools we have to better serve them. This event allows the public to see first-hand how advancements in technology are being utilized by first responders at the local level.
Many other agencies will be on hand displaying helicopters, SWAT equipment, motorcycles, patrol units, ambulances, fire trucks and much more. Other activities at the expo include, but are not limited to, a blood drive, health screenings, K-9 demonstrations, equipment demonstrations, safety demonstrations, interactive training tools, and child safety seat inspections.
The first annual Bayou Region Public Safety Expo was held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in the parking area adjacent to John L. Guidry Stadium on the campus of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.