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Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson announces

Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson announces
Posted: Feb 28, 2019
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From Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson

Since being elected in 2007, I am very proud of the progress that we have made moving our department forward. Our community is much safer today, due to the hard work of the dedicated men and women of our department.

We have proactively removed violent offenders from our city by establishing narcotics and traffic divisions. Working with local, state, and federal partners on the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force, the Ponchatoula Police Department has seized approximately $500,000 in cash, property, and vehicles from local drug dealers under my administration.  Our Senior Safety Program has educated and assisted our senior citizens in reducing the fear of crime and abuse within our community.  Our department has also been successful in expanding our neighborhood watch program and we have provided our citizens with information on how they can assist us in the fight against crime and keeping our neighborhoods safe. The operation School Safety Program has provided communication, planning, and training with our school officials to bring awareness and preparation to the threats of danger on our school campuses.  

With the completion of our new police station, the department has been consolidated into one building for the first time in twenty two years.  The citizens of Ponchatoula are very blessed to have the most educated and experienced team of law enforcement professionals in the history of the police department. 

During my next term in office, I pledge to continue to reduce violent crime with increased narcotics and traffic enforcement.  We will continue to work with our local, state, and federal partners to proactively apprehend and deter drugs dealers from entering our community.  My office will also expand our senior safety and neighborhood watch programs.  I will continue to request funding from the Mayor and City Council in order to establish the first ever School Resource Officer (SRO) Program within our city limits.  I plan to assign police officers to our local schools to protect our children, faculty, and staff from acts of violence.  Protecting our children will continue to be a top priority of my administration.  Our schools are under attack throughout the nation in record breaking numbers and we must be proactive and not reactive in regards to ensuring that our children are safe. 

Continuing education and training will always be a priority of mine as well as my officers.  I look forward to making our community safer by using the strategies that I learned at the FBI National Academy.  I am honored to have served the citizens of Ponchatoula for the past eleven years and humbly ask for your vote and support.