Sheriff: Honorary membership program provides training, resources
MORGAN CITY, La. -- St. Mary Parish citizens can become honorary members of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program by making a contribution to the program, which helps provide training and other resources, according to a news release from St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert.
The membership program was formed to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to local law enforcement officers to help protect the lives and property of citizens.
Funds from membership dues help to provide crucial technical resources, training and legislative support on key criminal justice issues. The Drug Abuse Awareness Program and the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program, both implemented in St. Mary Parish, are two examples of the types of programs supported by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program.
The sheriff’s office has sent out membership appeals in the mail. Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program may do so for as little as $20, while businesses can show their support with a $35 contribution.
“As the need for building stronger public-private partnerships in the parish continues to escalate, the importance of programs like this continues to grow,” Hebert stated.
Members will receive a 2013 membership card and window decal. Members will also receive a subscription to the official publication of Louisiana’s Chief Law Enforcement Officers, The Louisiana Sheriff.
Individuals who do not receive a membership appeal and would like more information may contact the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program at 1175 Nicholson Drive, Suite 101 Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or at 225-383-2871. People can find more information on the Honorary Membership Program may also be found by visiting www.LSA.org.
Residents may also become members by contacting the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622.