DS Temporary Post Office now offering 24-hour PO Box Pickup

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DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs residents now have access to 24-hour pickup service for P.O. box mail at the temporary postal office.

P.O. Box pickup is now available 24 hours a day for seven days a week at the temporary Denham Springs post office that has been set up following the recent flood, located at 140 Del Orleans. P.O. Box customers can get their mail and packages and any resident who receives a “Left Notice” slip in their mailbox can also pick up their packages.

Retail services are also available at the temporary location, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The postal service continues to deliver to homes with properly placed mail boxes. If a mailbox has been damaged or known down during the flood, residents are advised to reinstall a mail box so delivery can be made.

If residents are unable to receive mail at their home or business, they can fill out a Change of Address (COA) form to temporarily forward their mail. COA forms are available at the mobile retail unit at the Denham Springs Post Office.

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Assistance/Relief For Flood Victims


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Resources for Flood Survivors

*Apply for the Shelter at Home Program at 1-800-927-0216 or shelterathome.la.gov. More information below.


Click here for a list of open shelters.



Louisiana disaster survivors are urged to register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA. The claim number for the flooding in Louisiana is 4277. When you have completed the FEMA registration, you will be assigned a FEMA registration number. This will be a 9-digit number that will start with 50 or 45. Click here for more information.

Individuals and business owners in the designated parishes who had storm or flood damage should register for “Individual Assistance” with FEMA in the following ways:

  • Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • By phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • People who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585
  • For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362

The toll free telephone numbers above will operate 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are accessible facilities and mobile offices you can visit to learn more about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs. You may also visit to ask questions about your case. Click here to find the nearest Disaster Recovery Center.



If you have flood insurance, you must also file a flood insurance claim with your insurance company. The FEMA Call Center is open for policyholders who need assistance.

  • Everyone is urged to contact their insurance company to file their individual claims.
  • Call 1-800-621-3362 Monday to Friday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. and select Option 2 for the FEMA call center. Staff will be assisting policyholders with information regarding their flood insurance policy, offer technical guidance to aid in recovery and provide answers to complicated and general questions about the NFIP.



  • Transitional Shelter Assistance Program (FEMA direct-pay hotel rooms)
  • Louisiana Housing Corporation Help to Find House/ Apartment to Rent (lahousingsearch.org)

Click here to learn more about these programs.



  • Manufactured Housing Units (larger mobile homes than old FEMA trailers)
  • Multi-Family Lease and Repair Program (FEMA funding to repair properties not in commerce so that eligible FEMA applicants may be placed in the rental units)

Click here to learn more about these programs.



UPDATED: In this program, FEMA will pay for very basic repairs so a homeowner and family can shelter safely in their own home while rebuilding. Click here to learn more.



With the exception of help repairing or replacing their home, both FEMA and SBA offer the same help for renters as they do homeowners. Renters may qualify to receive assistance moving into another apartment appropriate for their family size, as well as some help with transportation, replacing some household contents, such as a bed, dresser, etc. SBA provides renters with up to $40,000 in personal property replacement loans at the same low rates as for homeowners.



DSNAP provides eligible households – who do not currently receive SNAP benefits – with help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster.

Click here for more information.

Click here to pre-register.



Homeowners can borrow up to $200,000 at as low as 1.56 % interest rate, term of up to 30 years, to repair or replace their primary residence, and up to a $40,000 loan is available for renters/homeowners to replace their contents. Click here for more information.



The U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development and Louisiana Small Business Development Centers are partnering to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by the severe storms and flooding at Business Recovery Centers opening in areas affected.

SBA representatives will provide information on disaster loans to help finance recovery and explain the application process. LSBDC consultants at the center will provide provide program information, answer questions and help businesses apply for this much needed financial help.

The Louisiana Department of Economic Development has set up a resource page with more information for businesses affected by the flooding, including the locations of Business Recovery Centers currently open. Click here to visit their Flood Recovery Assistance page.



There is temporary monetary assistance to businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of the flooding. Click here for more information.



Tax filing and payment relief are available to Louisiana taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business and critical tax records are in areas of the state declared federal disaster areas. The Department of Revenue also has posted to its website a list of frequently asked questions on potential tax issues related to disaster recovery. Click here for more information.



The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is offering help to Louisiana flood survivors and their families by making loans and hardship distributions available through their employer-sponsored retirement plans. This assistance is available to participants in 401(k) plans, employees of public schools and tax-exempt organizations with 403(b) tax-sheltered annuities, as well as state and local government employees with 457(b) deferred-compensation plans. To qualify for this relief, hardship withdrawals must be made by Jan. 17, 2017.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/laflood-irs.



FREE duplicate vehicle titles, drivers licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations and mobility impaired placards are available to anyone who lost those documents due to the flood at local OMV offices. You can also obtain these free documents at certain Public Tag Agencies (PTA) but may be required to pay the “convenience fee.”

For more information on this or any other flood-related motor vehicles issues, call 844-892-4266 or visit www.expresslane.org.



If you are experiencing emotional distress due to the storm, call the National Disaster Distress Helpline. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).


  • Register for free home cleanup assistance:  1-800-451-1954
  • To find out if your loved one is in a state-run shelter:  225-219-5452
  • To find out if your loved one is in a Red Cross shelter:  1-866-438-4636



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2016 Police Officer of the Year – Ofc. Amber Fairburn


We are proud to announce that DSPD Ofc. Amber Fairburn was recognized by the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club and received the 2016 Officer of the Year Award .

The Police Officer of the Year Award is given annually to that officer who embodies a high moral character and demonstrates exemplary performance in all areas of police work, and more importantly, strives to help the community in which he/she serves grow and flourish. This officer gives more of him/herself than asked, and often makes sacrifices to benefit the greater good, without expectation of acknowledgement.

Ofc. Fairburn comes from a family with a long line of law enforcement experience, both her father and grandfather are/were law enforcement officers.

She is pictured above with her father, BRPD Lt. Chuck Fairburn, DSPD Lt. Patrick Knab, and interim Chief Shannon Womack.


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Shared From WAFB


BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Baton Rouge Police say several banks and law enforcement agencies in surrounding areas have reported a scam involving debit cards.

Bank customers have received texts stating that their debit card had been locked and requested they call 337-552-2049 to unlock the card.

If customers called the phone number, a computerized voice instructs the account holder via telephone that their account has been blocked; at which time, it directs them to start by entering their 16 digit account number to unlock their account.

This is a scam and giving your account number will give the scammer access to your account.

If you are contacted, please do not respond to the text or if contacted via telephone services, just hang up.


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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, April 30th

10AM to 2PM

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.  Denham Springs Police Department is proud to be a collection site.  We will have a table set up outside of our office at 447 Lamm Street for your convenience.

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City honors Good Samaritan


(photo courtesy of John Dupont, Livingston Parish News)

On Tuesday, the Denham Springs City Council and Mayor Gerard Landry honored Gordon Simoneaux for his efforts in assisting the Denham Springs Police Department apprehend a fleeing suspect.  The incident occurred at a local hotel on March 12th, where Mr. Simoneaux and his daughter were attending a birthday party.  Police Officer Alexander was on scene handling another matter when she was notified of what appeared to be a highly intoxicated man inside a vehicle in the parking lot.  As soon as the officer approached the man and begin to question him, the suspect fled on foot.  Mr. Simoneaux witnessed the events unfolding, stepped in and tackled the subject as he ran by.  A struggle ensued, in which the suspect landed on top of the officer and attempted to disarm her of her duty weapon.  Mr. Simoneaux and another bystander assisted the officer in subduing and handcuffing the subject.   During this time, Mr. Simoneaux’s suffered an ankle injury, which later required extensive surgery to repair.

Gordon Simoneaux was employed as a gravel-truck driver and has been unable to work since the incident.   Mayor Landry, recognizing Simoneaux’s bravery and willingness to help an officer in trouble, has reached out, calling upon citizens of our city to help this Good Samaritan.  “Help us, help him.  Together we can make a difference.”  Even the smallest of donations will help.  The City of Denham Springs has partnered with Friends of the Denham Springs Police in an effort to raise funds for Mr. Simoneaux while he is unable to work.   Friends of the Denham Springs Police will be accepting donations at First Guaranty Bank in the name of Gordon Simoneaux.

Donations can also be made at his GoFundMe page here:  https://www.gofundme.com/rpwb788k

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Welcome Officer Brumfield


The Denham Springs Police Department would like to congratulate Ofc. Michael Brumfield (center) on his graduation from the Capital Area Regional Training Academy.  We are excited to introduce him to you and ask that you join us in welcoming him to our Uniform Patrol Division.  Pictured with Ofc. Brumfield is Lt. Shannon Womack (left) and Chief Scott Jones (right).

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2015 Veterans Celebration – Please Join Us!

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Become a Reserve Officer!

The Denham Springs Police Department continuously seeks qualified community members who meet the high standards necessary to become a Denham Springs Reserve Police Officer.  We invite you to consider a second career with us.

Our class of Reserve Officers is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.  Reserve Officers are generally not content to play a passive role in life. Instead, they continue to devote more and more of their time and talents to the City of Denham Springs. They “get involved” for the betterment of their community.


(Pictured above from left to right are Reserve Officers B. Zganjar, S. Napoli, B. Williams; Reserve Recruits B. Payne, J. Helg, and W. Sutton;  and Reserve Officers C. Guidry and L. Golmon.)

Reserve Officers receive the same types of extensive training as full-time officers and work alongside them in multiple aspects of Department operations.  Academy training includes firearms, physical conditioning and a curriculum of law enforcement instruction.  Academy training also includes topics such as professionalism and ethics, criminal law, traffic law, patrol tactics, constitutional law, community relations, criminal investigation, report writing, firearms, defensive tactics, first aid, physical conditioning and police driving.

Following their graduation from the academy, fully-sworn reserve officers then ride and work with seasoned career field training officers to complete their officer in training program/probationary period of 500 Hours.

To join our team as a Reserve Police Officer, you may pick up an application at the Denham Springs Police Department.  Completed applications may be dropped off at the Police Department, to the attention of Lt. Womack.  If you are interested in becoming a Reserve Police Officer and have questions regarding the position or the hiring process, please call Lt. Womack at (225) 665-5106 (extension 207).

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