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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

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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

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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.

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(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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National Prescription Drug Take-Back a Success

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

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On Saturday, September 26th, the Denham Springs Police Department served as a collection site where local residents were able to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.   We would like to thank the community for assisting in this effort.  Together, we were able to collect over 17 pounds of medication.

Pictured with Ofc. Leroy Golmon are Wendy and Jim Donovan (above) and Kenneth Englade (below).

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015

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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The Denham Springs Police Department would like to remind parents that there is a city curfew for minors.  It is unlawful for minors under the age of 17 to be out without a parent/guardian between the hours of 11:00pm and 5:00am Monday through Thursday, and between 12:00am and 5:00am Friday through Sunday.

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Vehicle Burglaries on the Rise

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A car break-in, also known as an auto-burglary, is the most preventable crime there is, and one in which citizens can have a direct impact on reducing.  With auto burglaries on the rise nationwide, Denham Springs Police Department would like to remind you to keep your vehicles locked at all times and never leave any valuables inside your vehicles.  The majority of the auto burglaries in our area have been on vehicles that are left unlocked.  The three words to always remember:  Take, Hide and Lock.  Take your keys, Hide your items and Lock your car doors.  Every time.

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