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Reserve Officer graduation

DSPD would like to introduce you to the graduates of our first 2014 Reserve Academy. These officers have gone through approximately 6 months of rigorous training and generously volunteer their time every month to help our department keep the city safe. We are truly grateful for their service and dedication.

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Pictured from left to right are Lieutenant Shannon Womack, Chief Scott Jones,
Reserve Officers: Ethan Lott, Brian Roy, Eddie Kay, Jordan Baronich, Brian Zganjar,
and Lieutenant Patrick Knab.

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DSPD introduces new officers

Please join us in congratulating Brett Savant (top) and Wesley Clarkson (bottom) on their recent graduation from the Capital Area Regional Training Academy. Ofc. Savant graduated on 4/1/14 and Ofc. Clarkson on 7/6/14. Welcome to DSPD!

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Abundant Life Church Honors First Responders

abundant_life_honorsOn Tuesday, October 1st, Abundant Life Church welcomed police officers from all over the state and the Denham Springs Fire Department to a lunch banquet hosted at a facility on the property of the Abundant Life Church, located in Denham Springs.

The banquet was hosted by Pastor Richard Beaty, and his wonderful staff, as they honored the men and women that have willingly dedicated their lives to protecting and serving the public.

Officers from the Denham Springs Police Department, Louisiana State Police, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ward II Marshall’s Office, and Walker Police Department were present.  Denham Springs City Officials (Mayor Jimmy Durban, Chief of Police Scott Jones, and Marshall Jerry Denton) and Livingston Parish Officials (Sheriff Jason Ard, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, and Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks), were also present as they were honored for their vital roles and their exhaustive dedication to their responsibilities.

We would like to encourage everyone to meet and greet law enforcement officials and first responders across the state of Louisiana to express appreciation for their efforts to make our city, state, and country a safe and great place to live!

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Livingston Head Start Program Learns About Seat Belt Safety

This morning, Friday, Sept. 20th, Livingston Head Start Home Base Program visited “Kidz Korner Playground,” located at the intersection of S. River Rd. and Government St., for one of their bi-monthly “social events.”

Officers from left: Ofc. James Poe; Chief Scott Jones; Sgt. James Joseph; Cpl. Clifton Brown; Cpl. Chad Dupuy; In front: students of Livingston Head Start Program;

Officers from left: Ofc. James Poe; Chief Scott Jones; Sgt. James Joseph; Cpl. Clifton Brown; Cpl. Chad Dupuy; In front: students of Livingston Head Start Program (consenting guardians of children pictured were present);

Home Base Teachers and organizers, Linda Dykes and Vanessa Schutz, described “social events” as an educational event involving and within the public.  This event was centered around “Seat Belt Safety,” and hosted at the “Kidz Korner Playground.”  Cpl. Clifton Brown (pictured) explained seat belt safety and the importance of being properly seated within their car safety seats to both the children and their respective guardians.

Afterwards, the children and their respective guardians were given the opportunity to take photographs of their children on the Police Motorcycles with a Denham Springs Police Officer.  The children, Officers, and teachers had a wonderful time.

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City Lifesavers Honored

City officials commended policemen and firemen on Aug. 26 for saving the life of a driver who stopped breathing.

Amite City Fireman Timothy Verberne (left) joins Denham Springs police and firemen at City Hall Monday to receive a commendation for saving the life of Betty Miller on Aug. 2. Others pictured are (from left) firemen Jeffrey Stewart, Blake Bardwell, and Daniel Plaisance; Police Sgt. Paul Golmon, Police Cpl. Larian McMurray, Miller, Police Chief Scott Jones, Amite City Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer, and Denham Springs Fire Chief Melvin Wheat.

Amite City Fireman Timothy Verberne (left) joins Denham Springs police and firemen at City Hall Monday to receive a commendation for saving the life of Betty Miller on Aug. 2. Others pictured are (from left) firemen Jeffrey Stewart, Blake Bardwell, and Daniel Plaisance; Police Sgt. Paul Golmon, Police Cpl. Larian McMurray, Miller, Police Chief Scott Jones, Amite City Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer, and Denham Springs Fire Chief Melvin Wheat.

Denham Springs resident Betty Miller developed respiratory problems and car trouble on South Range Avenue just south of I-12 on Aug. 2. Police Cpl. Larian McMurray pushed the vehicle off the road and realized that the driver was “in distress with her breathing,” according to a letter of commendation.

Miller stopped breathing before an ambulance arrived. McMurray, Police Sgt. Paul Golmon, and Amite City Fireman Timothy Verberne, who happened to be passing, kept Miller alive on the side of the road with cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until local firemen arrived.

“Prior to Mrs. Miller’s transport to the hospital, her pulse and breathing were restored,” according to the commendation.

Miller, a widow who has lived in Denham Springs 35 years, said she had never been in such a situation before.

She thanked the policemen and firemen who saved her life, and all the others who “work for us every day.”

Fire Chief Melvin Wheat credited the rigorous training required of first responders.

“This is the product of that training,” Wheat said.

Police Chief Scott Jones said he was proud of his officers every day, and the Aug. 2 emergency shows why.

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Motor Officers take Top Awards


Denham Springs Motor Officers attended a week long training in D’Iberville Mississippi ending with a skills competition on Saturday.

Cpl. Clifton Brown won 1st place in slow ride and 1st in Challenge Ride and was named Mr. Rodeo. Sgt. Paul Steagall won 3rd place in slow ride. Cpl. Chad Dupuy won 2nd place in the challenge ride. Sgt Steagall and Ofc Bailey Newsom won 2nd place in partner ride while Cpl. Brown and Cpl. Dupuy won 1st.

Overall DSPD Motor Officers Cpl. Dupuy, Cpl. Brown, Ofc. James Poe, Sgt. Steagall, and Ofc. Newsom took the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place consecutively in the expert division.

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Motor Officers represent Denham Springs — Awards

Denham Springs Motor Officers competed in the JWA/Grand Prairie Police 2013 Spring Classic Rodeo. Sgt. Paul Steagall, Cpl. Clifton Brown, and Ofc’s Chad Dupuy and James Poe represented Denham Springs in the competition. Officers demonstrated riding expertise in a number of categories and received a total of 12 awards including 1st Place Overall Team.

Cpl. Brown won 1st Place in the Two Man Chase event along with Ofc. Dupuy. Sgt. Steagall won 4th Place in the Two Man Chase event along with Ofc. Poe. Cpl. Brown and Ofc Poe won 1st Place in Partner Ride while Sgt. Steagall and Ofc. Dupuy won 5th. All four won 1st Place in the Four Man Chase event.

Individually Ofc. Dupuy was awarded 4th Place and Cpl. Brown was awarded 3rd Place in the Expert division. Cpl. Brown additionally took home awards in for 3rd Place Challenge Run, 1st Place Eliminator event, 3rd Place Slow Ride, and 2nd Place Mr. Rodeo.

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Advertisement for Gun Auction –FFL’s Only

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Antiques thief sought

Police are investigating a theft that occurred at a local antiques shop. The white female pictured is accused of taking an antique Coca-Cola sign and other antique items. Anyone who can identify her is asked to contact Crimestoppers (344-STOP) or the Denham Springs Police Department via 665-5206, 3e0.83c.myftpupload.com, or our facebook.com page.

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