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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Officer of the Year

Congratulations to our own Officer Daniel Beadle! He was selected as our 2017 Peace Officer of the Year and honored by the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club during their 44th annual awards banquet at Forrest Grove Plantation. His selflessness, hard work and commitment to the rebuilding of the police department after the August flooding are a few reasons why he was chosen by his peers for this award. We are proud of Officer Beadle and certainly appreciate his dedication to our department and his profession.

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Service Above Self

We are proud to announce that The Rotary Club of Livingston Parish recognized our own Corporal Keith Scoby during an awards ceremony on June 23rd.  Scoby was chosen as a recipient of The Rotary’s annual James Foster Memorial Service Above Self Awards, for always going above and beyond in his service to our community.  Receiving this award was exceptionally meaningful to him because he and James Foster attended the Police Academy together, and eventually became close friends.  Corporal Scoby now serves as our School Resource Officer.   Congratulations, Corporal.   Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

 

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Help Wanted

The Denham Springs Police Department is accepting applications for School Crossing Guards for the upcoming school year.  Applications may be obtained at the Police Department, 447 Lamm Street, Denham Springs.  For additional information, call  665-5106 ext 205, and speak to Ms. Culivan.

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City Council Confirms Chief Womack’s Appointment

On June 13, 2017, the City Council voted unanimously to confirm J. Shannon Womack’s permanent appointment as Chief of Police.  Chief Womack has worked for the Denham Springs Police Department for 28 years.  He was appointed Interim Chief in April of 2016, and began his 6-month probationary period as Police Chief in December of 2016.

 

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