2017 Crime Stoppers Award Banquet (2017/04/27)



Crime Stoppers Award and Installation Banquet (2015/04/22)

Lafayette Crime Stoppers 32nd Banquet was held on April 22, 2015 at the Petroleum Club.  The guest speaker for the event was District Attorney Keith Stutes. 

District Attorney Keith Stutes

 

Many awards were given to outstanding Officers and Deputies through out the Parish. The following awards were given out:

Cpl Heather Martin

Lafayette Police Department Cpl Heather Martin

Deputy Marshal Nathan Broussard

City Marshals Office - Deputy Marshal Nathan Broussard

Lafayette Sheriff Department - Detective John Shea

Detective Mike Fincher

Lafayette Sheriff Department Detective Mike Fincher

Cpl  Andres Gonzalez

Broussard Police Department - Cpl Andres Gonzalez

Officer Adrian Willis

Carencro Police Department - Officer Adrian Willis

POFC Larry Isadore

Youngsville Police Department - Officer Scott Bernard

Officer Gabriel Courville & Officer Travis Blanchard

ULL Police Department

Officer Travis Blanchard & Officer Gabriel Courville

POFC Larry Isadore

Scott Police Department - POFC Larry Isadore

Coordinator Paul Mouton presenting Vermillion Sheriff Officer award for Deputy Allen Bares to his family.

 

Some of the Lafayette Crime Stoppers Award Recipients for 2015

Our Coordinators along with Sgt Greg Randell who gave the Invocation and Benediction for the Banquet.

 

Another Successful Lafayette Crime Stoppers Banquet.

See you again in 2016................................

 

 



Crime Stopper Banner (2014/11/01)

Click to Enlarge Lafayette Crime Stoppers Banner

Trick or Treat Times (2014/10/28)

TRICK OR TREAT TIMES IN ACADIANA

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME (2014/07/31)

National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, residents throughout Lafayette Parish are invited to join forces with the Lafayette Police Department, the Lafayette Sheriff's Office, The Lafayette Fire Department and thousands of communities nationwide for the "Annual National Night Out." This unique crime prevention event will be held between the hours of 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm at the Girard Park Pavilion and Martin Luther King Center.

This event will include music, entertainment, fun jumps, food, games and displays by the Lafayette Fire Department, the Lafayette Sheriff's Office, the Lafayette Police Department SWAT Team, Horse Patrol, Motorcycle Unit, Bicycle Patrol and the Police Command Bus. Target, a corporate sponsor for the event, will have employees on hand to assist with the event.

"National Night Out" is the nation's largest annual crime prevention event with over 37 million people in 15,000 communities from all fifty states participating with their local law enforcement agencies. It is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for the participation in local anti-crime efforts: strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships throughout the city and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

There will be events held in at Girard Park, and the Martin Luther King Center in Lafayette, as well as in the City of Broussard. All events are free to the public.

The Lafayette Sheriff's Office and the Lafayette Police Department are extending an invitation to the Community to join us in this unique celebration.



Crime Stoppers Installation Banquet (2014/04/23)

The Lafayette Crime Stoppers Banquet was held on April 23, 2014 at the Petroleum Club.  The guest speaker for the event was Colonel Michael Edmonson with the Louisiana State Police.  Many awards were given to outstanding Officers and Deputies through out the Parish. 

Some of the Awards

Lafayette Police Department:       Agent Jason Herpin

Lafayette Sheriff Department:      Detective Mike Fincher

Broussard Police Department:      Cpl Greg Stanonis

Carencro Police Department:        Detective Blake Soileau

Scott Police Department:               POFC Brun Lavergne

ULL Police Department:               Sgt Mike Lasalle & K9 Pepper

ULL Sgt Lasalle & K9 Pepper

Lafayette City Marshals Office: US Marshals Violent Task Force

Vermillion Parish S.O.     Special Response Team

Sgt Kevin Hebert, Sgt James Gleason, Lt. Rayman Thibodeaux, Sgt Zack Primeaux, Deputy Rick Sarsfield, Deputy Cassidy Falcon, Major Ron Sonnier, Captain Drew David, Sgt Cody Waldmann, Lt. Sammy Laporte, Deputy Matt Fontenot and Deputy David Trahan

A special award was also given to Mr. Mike Barras who served on our Board of Directors from 1994-2013.

Mr Mike Barras

The new Lafayette Crime Stoppers Board of Directors were also installed for 2014.

 

 



Billboard (2014/04/01)

Here is a picture of the new Crime Stoppers billboard put up near the Lafayette Police Departments newest Precinct.

Crime Stoppers

 

 



NATIONAL NIGHT OUT (2013/08/06)

Cpl Sices with Captain Crime Stopper

Lafayette Parish law enforcement agencies are inviting the public to join them tonight at four parishwide events geared toward community crime prevention.

National Night Out, the nation’s largest crime prevention event, is held in 15,000 communities in all 50 states to encourage police and community partnerships, local officials said.

“It’s a way that we can connect with the community and the community can connect with itself,” Lafayette Police Department spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said.

“I think the most important thing about National Night Out is that the neighbors can get back to knowing who their neighbors are. That in itself is a big help to law enforcement as far as for crime prevention.”

The events will feature SWAT teams, horse patrol, motorcycle units, bicycle patrols and the Lafayette Police command bus. There will also be music, fun jumps, food and games, Mouton said.

The events will be held in Girard Park, Martin Luther King Center and in Broussard and Duson. Authorities will be on hand to talk to residents about crime concerns in their neighborhoods, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Craig Stansbury said.

“It helps us come together and exchange information and ideas,” Stansbury said. “We are all pulling for a common goal, and obviously, when the community has its eyes and ears open in conjunction with law enforcement, that makes us so much more effective.”



Trikke purchased for Scott Police Department (2013/08/01)

The Lafayette Crime Stoppers recently purchased a TRIKKE to be used by the Resource Officer at Acadiana High School in Scott La.  This TRIKKE will be used as a tool for the Officer to be more visible at school and to be able to patrol the parking lots and the school areas more efficiently.  This will allow for a faster response time from the officer when a situation arises on campus.

See School Program Tab for a video of the TRIKKE being used in the school.

 

 

 



Officers honored at Lafayette Crime Stoppers Banquet (2013/04/24)

30th Annual Crime Stoppers Banquet

The Lafayette Crime Stoppers Installation Banquet was held in April 2013 at the Petroleum Club where several Officers from different agencies were honored.

Twenty-one (21) law enforcement officer from five agencies were also recognized for bringing a conclusion to the case of a missing Lafayette woman Mickey Shunick.  The task force included members of the Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department, the FBI and Louisiana State Police. 

 Honored for their work in 2012 was:

 

Detective Casey Barfield of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff Department

Detective Casey Barfield

 

 

Cpl Jeffery Credeur with the Broussard Police Department

Detective Jeff Credeur

 

 

 

 Officer Tory Miller with the Carencro Police Department

Officer Tory Miller

 

 

Lt. Orlando Calhoun with the Scott Police Department

Lt. Orlando Calhoun

 

 

With the Lafayette City Marshal's Office:

Deputy Jeffery S. Mahler
Deputy Shane Duplechin
Deputy Dean H.P. Morgan
Deputy Allan D. Roger

 

 

 

Shunick Task Force

 

Chairman Dud Lastrapes gave a special Award was given to Sgt Mark Francis, who will be transferred to another department within the Lafayette City Police Department

 

 



Mardi Gras (2013/02/09)

This is a picture of our own Captain Crime Stoppers during the Lafayette Mardi Gras parade.

Captain Crime Stopper



La Revista Newspaper (2013/01/01)

Spanish Newspaper Ad

This is the current ad that Lafayette Crime Stoppers is running in a local Spanish newspaper called La Revista.  This publicity helps to deter crime in the Spanish community in our area. 



NATIONAL NIGHT OUT (2011/08/01)

LPD, LPSO invites residents to attend the "National Night Out Against Crime"

Residents throughout Lafayette  Parish are invited to join forces with the Lafayette Police Department, the Lafayette Sheriff's Office and thousands of communities nationwide for the annual "National Night Out.”

This unique crime prevention event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Girard Park Pavilion.

This event will include music, entertainment, food, games and displays by the Lafayette Fire Department, the Lafayette Sheriff's Office, the Lafayette Police Department SWAT Team, Horse Patrol, Motorcycle Unit, Bicycle Patrol and the Police Command Bus. Target, a corporate sponsor for the event, will have employees on hand to assist with the event.

“National Night Out” is the nation’s largest annual crime prevention event with over 37 million people in 15,000 communities from all 50 states participating with their local law enforcement agencies.

It is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for the participation in local anti-crime efforts: strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships throughout the city and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.



Canine Comrade Lost (2011/04/01)

Click to Enlarge Arko

A fund has been established at Whitney Bank to help pay for the purchase of a new canine. The account number is 716885093. Contributions may be made at any Whitney Bank location or by calling 291-8723 or 291-8724.

The Lafayette City Marshal's Office is mourning the sudden death of Arko, the first canine in the agency's 100-year history.

Arko, a dual-trained Belgian Malinois, died last week after undergoing emergency surgery, Marshal Nicky Picard said. He was under a veterinarian's care at the time of his death.

Picard said Arko's handler, Deputy Allan Roger, noticed that the dog wasn't acting like himself as he prepared to take part in a competition in Baton Rouge. A trip to the vet revealed that Arko had a condition in which the animal's stomach flips.

"We understand that about 60,000 dogs a year die from this," Picard said. "From what the vet told us, it usually happens with dogs with a big chest cavity and who are very active, and they see it a lot in greyhounds. They also see it happen in horses and cattle."

Arko had been a valuable part of the agency since joining the team about a year ago. The local Crime Stoppers organization paid for his purchase, and Arko stayed at the marshal's office during the day and

accompanied deputies as they sought suspects who had outstanding warrants. He also helped search for drugs and worked with several other law enforcement agencies in the Acadiana area.

"He worked with the federal marshals, the state police, basically anybody who called us," Picard said. "He was in a manhunt in St. Martin Parish. Whenever they needed him, we would send him out."

Roger was particularly upset and was with Arko at the time of his death. Roger's blood pressure spiked and he required hospital treatment, but he has since returned to work.

"He (Roger) was so close to Arko. He and his wife and his mother all cried about it. It was like losing a son, because Arko was a part of their family," Picard said. "But a nice thing was that a lot of handlers from other agencies met with him and brought their dogs, and that has really helped him."

The office is in the process of trying to purchase another canine. Picard said another dog, Renzo, has been working with Roger within the past few days to see if they are a compatible match. A dog and its handler must work together for at least eight weeks before they can go out in the community together.

Arko's remains were cremated. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Deputies will wear black bands across their badges until April 15 in honor of Arko.



TIPSOFT MOBILE (2011/02/18)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7C-acU6wZ0&feature=player_embedded


TipSubmit Mobile is new mobile tip submission application that offers many great new features and benefits vs. any existing tip submission processes. Tipsters get the convenience of submitting tips from their mobile device with the immediacy of SMS text tipping but without having to rely on the SMS text tip platform and limitations. Images may now be included, unlimited length messages, fully anonymous two-way dialogue and even virtual chat mode when both parties are online. There is a definite place for SMS text tips in this world but our all new TipSubmit Mobile application does indeed take things to the next level for effectiveness and efficiency. 





City Marshal Donation (2010/10/01)

City Marshal Picard and Arko, Narcotics Dog

Lafayette Crime Stoppers recently made a donation to help in the purchase of a Narcotics Canine named Arko for the City Marshals Office.

Pictured above is :

Mr. Randolph Trappey (Crime Stoppers Board Member),
Lt. Craig Stansbury (Lafayette Parish Sheriff Office),
Mr. Bill Rucks (President of Lafayette Crime Stoppers)
Arko and Marshal Nicky Picard.



TEXT-A-TIP PROGRAM (2008/07/14)

 

Lafayette Crime Stoppers Inc.

Launches New Text-A-Tip Program

Lafayette Crime Stoppers have developed a safe and secure anonymous text message crime tip system. By adding this capability to the Crime Stoppers arsenal, we expect to generate a much greater level of communication with the citizens we serve.

Sending a text message or SMS (Short Message Service) is simple and convenient. All a tipster must remember is the phone number assigned to our text messaging system. This number is CRIMES (274637). There are no key words to remember just a single phone number. Within seconds of a tipster sending a text tip, a text message is returned automatically to the tipster. This message acknowledges receipt of the tip and it gives the tipster a unique tip number which may be used to refer to their tip at a later date when providing new information or checking on tip for reward status. All text messages are encrypted and are totally anonymous. There is no cost to use this program other than standard messaging fees that may be charged by your Wireless Service Provider. No one ever receives information regarding the tipster’s name or phone number. Tipsters are also advised to delete their tip text messages for safety reasons.

We are excited about the incredible potential this new program will provide law enforcement agencies in their fight to keep our communities safe. Crime Stoppers has a proven track record of success across the United States and around the World. By better meeting the communications needs of our community members and with your involvement, we can take our successes to higher levels than ever seen before.

 

Remember you can submit information regarding any crime by telephone toll free at 1-800-805-8477 or 232-TIPS (8477),

On the web at  www.lafayettecrimestoppers.com

Text message at LCS153 plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

All tipsters remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.00.



Mounted Patrol Horse Trailer (2007/10/01)

Thanks to the Lafayette Crime Stoppers Board of Directors for the donation of a brand new four horse trailer given to the Lafayette Police Department Mounted Unit.  This trailer will be seen all over Acadiana as the Mounted Unit assists area agencies with parades and crowd control. 



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