Category Archives: The Blue Blitz

Extra effort pays off for officers and community

It’s one thing to work your tour of duty, but it takes extra special officers to go beyond the call to join specialized units.
Extra effort pays off for officers and community

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Police Dispatchers – Telling cops where to go for generations

True life lines, radio operators are the vital link between the public and police.
Police Dispatchers - Telling cops where to go for generations

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Community policing starts at the top – the Very top

Thibodaux Mayor Eschete and Bicycle Patrol
Community policing starts at the top - the Very top

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Mission Possible: TPD Accepts the ALS Ice Water Challenge

I’ve been challenged by numerous fantastically caring people over the last several weeks. We sat in a light-hearted brainstorming session this week to create a response video. Within 15 minutes the imaginative group of officers took a simple idea and ran with it.

More pleasing to me as their Chief of Police was that everyone dropped their guard to join in. Even if it meant making fun of themselves. It was for a cause greater than anyone of us.

In this era of selectively contentious judgement of policing organizations, it’s a blessing to watch the walls come down between the community and us. Even if it means good intentioned kidding.

Enjoy the video – you’ll not see another like it, and most importantly, be inspired to do something for someone other than those within your circles. Take a chance, get to know your world.

Please share the word and this post.

Thanks,

Scott

Mission Possible: TPD Accepts the ALS Ice Water Challenge

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Blessed with new friends along the way

John Kerry has been a vital volunteer in promoting our Thibodaux Police Department’s social media strategy.
Blessed with new friends along the way

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A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson

Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann poses for a photograph in his office in Washington, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (Alex Brandon/AP)

A veteran police officer says both the shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath in Ferguson point to the need for conversation about police and community in the U.S.

Jim Bueermann is president of the Police Foundation, a nonpartisan and nonprofit group that supports innovation and improvement in policing. Bueerman worked for the police department in Redlands, California, for 33 years, serving in every position, including as chief of police.

Bueermann tells Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer that policing is a joint activity in which the community is a necessary partner, and police departments need to reflect the communities they serve.

He warns against prejudging in the Michael Brown case, saying that even unarmed civilians can be dangerous and that the public should wait for a full investigation of what happened.

But, Bueermann says once the shooting happened, officials should have been much more transparent about the case.

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A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson

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Dr. Drew Interview

This was a difficult time for our city, but thankful for close community and respectful media coverage.

 

 

http://www.fox8live.com/story/23140346/remembering-jori-lirette-on-anniversary-of-his-murder

 

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