We are now accepting applications for Police Communications

CITY OF DENHAM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL FIRE AND POLICE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD

NOTICE OF A COMPETITIVE

DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE OFFICER EXAMINATION

A written examination will be given in approximately ninety (90) days, on a competitive basis to approved applicants for the purpose of placing names on the competitive employment list for the class of Differential Response Officer in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law and the rules of the City of Denham Springs Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board.

Application forms may be obtained from Mitch Droge, at the City of Denham Springs Fire Department located at 930 Government Drive, Denham Springs, LA 70726 or download the application located at:  https://ose.louisiana.gov/testing-employment/competitive-applicants/.

Completed applications and the required attachments must be received by Mitch Droge at the address listed above or mailed to PO Box 1053 Denham Springs, LA 70727, by May 13, 2021, at 4 pm.  Approved applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and place of the examination at least five (5) days prior to the examination date.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Unless otherwise specified, all requirements listed below must be met by the filing deadline for application for admission to the examination.

  • Must meet all requirements of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law, including being a citizen of the United States and of legal age.
  • After offer of employment, but before beginning work in this class, must pass a physical examination, the selection and administration of which shall be authorized by the Appointing Authority, designed to demonstrate good health and physical fitness sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without accommodation.
  • Applicant must possess one of the following: high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, high school transcript, affidavit from the issuing high school, associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or college transcript, any one of which must indicate that graduation has occurred or a degree awarded.  Any Louisiana applicant who presents a home study diploma shall submit necessary documentation indicating Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approval of the home study curriculum.  Non-Louisiana applicants shall be required to present proof of completion of a high school curriculum which has been accredited by the applicant’s state, or its state-approved agency.  A certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Must not be less than eighteen (18) years of age.

THE CITY OF DENHAM SPRINGS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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EVIDENCE OFFICER EXAMINATION

CITY OF DENHAM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL FIRE AND POLICE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD

NOTICE OF A COMPETITIVE EVIDENCE OFFICER EXAMINATION

A written exam will take place in approximately ninety (90) days, on a competitive basis to approved applicants for the purpose of placing names on the competitive employment list for the class of Evidence Officer in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law and the rules of the City of Denham Springs Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board.

Application forms may be obtained from Mitch Droge, at the City of Denham Springs Fire Department at 930 Government Drive, Denham Springs, LA 70727 or download the application located at:  https://ose.louisiana.gov/testing-employment/competitive-applicants/

Completed applications and the required attachments must be received (not postmarked) by Mitch Droge at the address listed above or mailed to PO Box 1053, Denham Springs, LA 70727 by April 15, 2021, at 4 pm.  Approved applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and place of the examination at least five (5) days prior to the examination date.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Unless otherwise specified, all requirements listed below must be met by the filing deadline for application for admission to the examination.

  • Must meet all requirements of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law, including being a citizen of the United States and of legal age.
  • After offer of employment, but before beginning work in this class, must pass a physical examination, the selection and administration of which shall be authorized by the Appointing Authority, designed to demonstrate good health and physical fitness sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without accommodation.
  • Applicant must possess one of the following: high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, high school transcript, affidavit from the issuing high school, associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or college transcript, any one of which must indicate that graduation has occurred or a degree awarded.  Any Louisiana applicant who presents a home study diploma shall submit necessary documentation indicating Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approval of the home study curriculum.  Non-Louisiana applicants shall be required to present proof of completion of a high school curriculum which has been accredited by the applicant’s state, or its state-approved agency.  A certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age.

Documents that must be attached to application:

Proof that you are a citizen of the United States (Birth Certificate, US Passport, or Certificate of Naturalization)

Proof that you meet the age requirement of the civil service board (Birth Certificate)

Proof that you meet the education requirement as posted by the civil service board to be admitted to the exam

Proof that you have a valid driver’s license

THE CITY OF DENHAM SPRINGS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE OFFICER EXAMINATION

THE CITY OF DENHAM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL FIRE AND POLICE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD

NOTICE OF A COMPETITIVE

DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE OFFICER EXAMINATION

A written examination will be given in approximately ninety (90) days, on a competitive basis to approved applicants for the purpose of placing names on the competitive employment list for the class of Differential Response Officer in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law and the rules of the City of Denham Springs Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board.

Application forms may be obtained from Mitch Droge, at the City of Denham Springs Fire Department located at 930 Government Drive, Denham Springs, LA 70726 or download the application located at:  https://ose.louisiana.gov/testing-employment/competitive-applicants/.

Completed applications and the required attachments must be received by Mitch Droge at the address listed above or mailed to PO Box 1053 Denham Springs, LA 70727, by April 15, 2021, at 4 pm.  Approved applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and place of the examination at least five (5) days prior to the examination date.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Unless otherwise specified, all requirements listed below must be met by the filing deadline for application for admission to the examination.

  • Must meet all requirements of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law, including being a citizen of the United States and of legal age.
  • After offer of employment, but before beginning work in this class, must pass a physical examination, the selection and administration of which shall be authorized by the Appointing Authority, designed to demonstrate good health and physical fitness sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without accommodation.
  • Applicant must possess one of the following: high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, high school transcript, affidavit from the issuing high school, associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or college transcript, any one of which must indicate that graduation has occurred or a degree awarded.  Any Louisiana applicant who presents a home study diploma shall submit necessary documentation indicating Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approval of the home study curriculum.  Non-Louisiana applicants shall be required to present proof of completion of a high school curriculum which has been accredited by the applicant’s state, or its state-approved agency.  A certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Must not be less than eighteen (18) years of age.

By direction of the chairman:

Mitch Droge, Secretary

Post at all stations March 29, 2021 through April 15, 2021

THE CITY OF DENHAM SPRINGS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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DSPD receives grant for body-worn cameras

DSPD will soon join law enforcement agencies across the United States and throughout the world by using body-worn cameras (BWCs) thanks to a federal grant. BWCs serve as a promising tool to improve evidentiary outcomes, and enhance the safety of, and improve interactions between, officers and the public.

BWCs can be highly effective resources, providing an unalterable audio and visual record of interactions that capture empirical evidence in the event of a crime, police-citizen interaction, or use-of-force incidents.

This grant will supply cameras for all DSPD patrol officers.

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Koi receives body armor

Denham Springs Police Department’s K9 Koi to get donation of body armor.

Denham Springs Police Department’s K9 Koi will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Koi’s vest is sponsored by Jessica Brighenty, Julie Brighenty-Fitzgerald and Friends and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In honor of John Henry Brighenty”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

K9 Koi is a 2 1/2 year old Belgian Malinois, who has been on duty with his partner Joseph Babin, since September 2018.

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Blood Drive a Success

Police Chief Shannon Womack and School Resource Officer Susan Edwards donate blood.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Fambrough, The Livingston Parish News

The Denham Springs Police Department teamed up with United Blood Services by hosting a blood drive Tuesday.  Our goal was 11 units, and we more than doubled that.  If you didn’t have a chance to make it to the police department and are interested in donating, you can visit their Baton Rouge Donor Center at 8234 Calais Drive in Baton Rouge.  Call (877) 827-4376  www.unitedbloodservices.org or www.bloodhero.com to set up an appointment or to find a blood drive near you.

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Don’t Become a Victim

  • Do not leave valuable items in your car.
  • Close all windows and lock all doors before leaving your vehicle.
  • Park in well-lit, heavily populated areas.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Trust your instincts.  If something doesn’t feel right, find another place to park.
  • Do not leave garage door openers in parked vehicles.
  • Don’t think your dark tinted windows will hide your valuables.  Thieves often use flashlights to see through tint.
  • If you see any suspicious activity or individuals, please contact DSPD immediately at (225) 665-5106 or call 911.

 

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Wanted!

Can you help us identify this man? He was the driver of a late model white Nissan Titan involved in a hit and run at a local convenience store last week. Please call our detectives at (225) 665-5106 if you have any information. Thank you.

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Making a Difference

The Denham Springs Police Department and Denham Springs Union of Police are proud to partner with Barran’s Bears, a non-profit organization that provides Teddy Bears to Police Officers and First Responders to utilize at scenes where children are faced with “adult problems” such as domestic violence, illness, injury etc. These little guys are precious and hopefully will provide comfort to our littlest citizens.

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Officer of the Year

Congratulations to our Kiwanis Peace Officer of the Year, Sydney McCullough. We are proud to have her as our own. Her dedication to the profession and this community is unparalleled. Keep up the good work.

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