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I'm coming up two months in this position.  There have been several "surprises", but nothing that can't be handled or resolved.  But, on the other hand, I think others have been surprised at the progress we are seeing so soon.

Procedures and protocols have been established that will result in better record keeping, and better service to the community.  Senior Services will provide extra monitoring for our senior citizens living alone or with medical conditions.  Neighborhood assessments are conducted by our officers while on patrol to note any irregularities such as signs down, trash or debris, pot holes, malfunctioning street or traffic lights, etc.  Several other initiatives have begun.

I am pleased that I was able to suggest to the Town Council that we convert the unused tennis courts next to the police station into basketball courts.  I have had cameras mounted at the neighboring fire station, and the courts will be up and ready in the next few days for the children of Arnaudville.  The kids passing in front of my house are very excited to begin playing on a big court.

While some may argue that it is not the role of a Police Chief to cater to the needs of the old and the young, I see it differently.  "To Serve and Protect" means more than patrolling, writing tickets, and making arrests.  Security is sometimes just a feeling you have when you trust someone to check up on you.  Safety means that there is a safe environment for people to live in and children to play in.  When children are provided a safe, enjoyable place to play, they are less likely to be in trouble because of boredom or bad environments.

It is our duty to facilitate a safe and secure town; a town where the citizens trust their police, and where police interact and become part of the community, a friend to the elderly and to the young.

I stand by my philosophy and will continue in this direction.

5 Comments to A New Place to Play...:

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Dolores on Sunday, June 8, 2014 7:43 AM
I think what you are doing is a great idea. The elderly and young both need to be watched over. We also need a playground like port barre has behind their police station. I have to drive my grand kids all the way over there just for us to have enjoyable family time. Please check into this. Like the difference you are making.
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superiorpapers essays on Monday, July 23, 2018 9:06 PM
I agree on the idea of focusing your help on the young and the elderly. With a lot of opportunities that lies for the young people as well as the huge number of lessons that could be learned from the adults and the senior citizens, it is only true to hold that they must be given enough attention. Not only that, it will uphold their rights, but a lot will also be discovered by this move as well. Also, the part of using sports and recreation exhibit fun and enjoyment as well. I really appreciate this post and I hope to learn more from you.

Outdoor Games on Friday, January 15, 2016 10:34 AM
happy to see that you are much interested in many outdoor games. I also used to play football cricket or tennis in my leisure. you just reminded my those days.
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Neal Caffrey on Saturday, January 23, 2016 3:59 AM
Hmm...Town Council that we change over the unused tennis courts by the police headquarters into b-ball courts. I have had cameras mounted at the neighboring flame station, and the courts will be up and prepared in the following couple of days for the offspring of Arnaudville. Thanks!
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Thando on Monday, April 30, 2018 4:25 AM
Definitely a very interesting read, love how you have put things in a great engaging manner. Hope to see more such great posts from you soon. Keep up the amazing work.
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