Explorer Post 323
Our Explorers program is designed for young adults, from 6th graders to 21-year-olds, who are in good standing in the community. The program’s purpose is to provide young adults with the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement, and/or the opportunity to serve the community in a positive manner. Explorer POST 323 works toward leadership, integrity, and professionalism. CLICK HERE for more information on Explorer POST 32
Child I.D. Program
Our Explorers take fingerprints and a DNA swab of each child as part of the LPSO Child I.D. form given to each child’s parent(s) for safe keeping. Requests are welcome from schools, hospitals, churches, businesses, organizations and any other group that would like the Explorers to provide this FREE service to the public. For more information, call (985) 532-4327.
Certified D.A.R.E. officers use small group discussions and role-playing of real-life situations to help students resist the temptation and peer pressure to use tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Started in 1990, our D.A.R.E. program includes visitation lessons to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, and it also includes a middle school component for 8th graders. CLICK HERE for more information on the D.A.R.E. Program.
Sheriff Webre’s Summer Camp
This week-long summer camp provides a fun summer activity to deserving youths throughout Lafourche Parish who might otherwise not receive a summer camp experience. The campers leave on a Monday morning and return on Friday. They participate in organized activities including sports, dances, swimming, movie night, and other games. The camp is staffed by LPSO deputies (mostly D.A.R.E. Instructors and School Resources Officers) who act as adult advisors interacting with the campers, as well as members of Explorer POST 323. For more information about the camp, or if you are interested in attending, contact Lieutenant Nolan Smith at (985) 387-4480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes for Kids
LPSO offers many classes to the public. Some such as radKIDS and Hunter Education are open to children. For more information, please CLICK HERE for a list of Public Courses.
Safetyville at the Bayou Country Children’s Museum
Safety doesn’t happen by accident! The Lafourche Parish Sherriff’s Office is proud to be a part of the Bayou Country Children’s Museum! A full-time, uniformed deputy is stationed inside Safetyville to discuss ways to be safe at home. Visitors will experience a severe weather simulation and a fire simulation – “smoke” is piped under the door of the bedroom setting and children learn exactly what to do to get out of a burning building, including feeling the door with the back of their hand and even physically opening the window to climb out to safety. The LPSO deputy even gives suggestions on creating their own Safety Plan for their home! Visit the Bayou Country Children’s Museum to find out more!