[pb_row ][pb_column span="span12"][pb_heading el_title="crime prevention" tag="h1" text_align="center" font="inherit" border_bottom_style="solid" border_bottom_color="#000000" appearing_animation="0" ]Crime Prevention[/pb_heading][pb_accordion el_title="Crime Prevention" initial_open="0" multi_open="no" filter="no" appearing_animation="0" ][pb_accordion_item heading="I’d like to engrave my property. Where do I get an engraver?" ]

You may check out engravers from the Grand Isle Public Library just as you would a book. They are also available for purchase at any hardware store. Your driver's license number with state identification provides an instantly recognizable number to law enforcement agencies. Never use your social security number.

[/pb_accordion_item][/pb_accordion][pb_accordion el_title="safety while driving" initial_open="0" multi_open="no" filter="no" appearing_animation="0" ][pb_accordion_item heading="Safety While Driving" icon="" tag="" ]

• Drive with car doors locked and windows closed. 

• Keep your wallet, purse, and valuables out of view even when driving. Do not leave them next to you on the seat. 

• If you see another motorist in trouble, do not stop. Call 911 for assistance. 

• Park in well-lit areas. Look around before you get out of your car. 

• Put valuables and packages in the trunk or out of sight before you arrive at your destination. 

• Always lock the doors, no matter how soon you plan to return. 

• When returning to your car, have the door key in hand. Look inside before you unlock the door and get in. 

• If you are being followed while driving, go to the closest police or drive to an open business or gas station where there are other people. Do not drive home or pull over to the side of the street. 

Do not leave your vehicle title in the car. Too often a car thief is pulled over and gets away from the police because he or she can produce the auto registration.

[/pb_accordion_item][/pb_accordion][pb_accordion el_title="Bicycle Theft Prevention" initial_open="0" multi_open="no" filter="no" appearing_animation="0" ][pb_accordion_item heading="Bicycle Theft Prevention" ]

Keep bicycles locked any time they are unattended with a good "U" type lock. Second choice would be a good case-hardened padlock and cable. Be sure the "U" lock or cable goes through the front wheel, rear wheel and the frame, and secure it to a fixed object. 

Check the lock by pulling on it to make sure it is secure. 

Use an engraver to place an identifying mark on unpainted major bicycle components. 

Be sure to retain all evidence of purchase, including the serial number. 

Be able to identify the bicycle. not only by its color, but also by its features. 

Have one or more close up color photographs of the bicycle on hand. 

Register the bicycle in the Department of Public Safety and Police or County Police registration program. 

Never loan your bicycle or other property to strangers. 

Try to avoid parking a bicycle in a deserted or poorly lit area. 

[/pb_accordion_item][/pb_accordion][pb_accordion el_title="Walking Safety" initial_open="0" multi_open="no" filter="no" appearing_animation="0" ][pb_accordion_item heading="Walking Safely" icon="" tag="" ]

Plan and use the safest and most direct route. 
• Choose well-lit streets at night. 
• Stay alert to your surroundings; look confident and purposeful. 
• Become familiar with businesses that are open late. 
• If you feel uneasy, go directly to a place where there are other people. 
• Walk with a friend if possible, particularly at night. 
• Keep your money in a secure place close to your person. 
• Carry your keys in your hand. 

If you are being followed by someone in a car: Turn around and walk away. Try to obtain the license plate number and a description of the car. 

If you are being followed by someone on foot: Turn around to let the person know you see them. Immediately cross the street and walk or run toward a place where there is likely to be other people. 

In cases involving verbal harassment: Ignore it and walk away

[/pb_accordion_item][/pb_accordion][pb_accordion el_title="safe when alone" initial_open="0" multi_open="no" filter="no" appearing_animation="0" ][pb_accordion_item heading="Staying Safe When Alone" ]

Let someone know where you will be working and when you anticipate returning home. Make sure your family and friends know the work number where you can be reached. Call when you reach your workstation and once again just before leaving to go home. 

A portable cellular phone is highly recommended. They are effective in emergency situations to give instant access to emergency services. 

Carry a portable, battery-powered high decibel alarm device or a loud whistle. 

Carry a small pocket flashlight in your purse or on a key ring, and try to park in well lighted areas and walk along lit walkways. 

Carry your keys and access cards in your hand when you are approaching the appropriate doors, keeping them readily available. Make sure locked doors close and lock behind you. 

Keep your workstation or office locked after hours. 

When returning to your vehicle, watch for suspicious persons nearby and have your keys in your hand. Check the interior of your vehicle before getting in.

Be prepared to physically and psychologically protect yourself. A good way to prepare is to think ahead. Consider taking a personal safety workshop. There is no right or wrong way to react. Every situation is different. The best response depends on a combination of factors such as the location, the assailant, presence of weapons, your personal responses, etc. 

Always evaluate your resources and options. Continue to assess a situation as it is occurring. If the first strategy chosen is not working, try another. 

As always, 911 is the number to call for Grand Isle Police response. Call to report situations requiring a police officer at the scene, to report a crime in progress, or when you witness suspicious activity (Examples include alarms, shots fired, the sound of breaking glass, shouts for help, or an unfamiliar person carrying items from a house.) 

Above all, trust yourself. The single most effective defense is your own judgment. Rely on it to choose what you think is the best response for you. Here are some options: Run, Verbally assert yourself, Physically resist or fight, Stall, Comply, Scream to attract attention, Distract or divert the the attacker and always call 911 if appropriate.

[/pb_accordion_item][/pb_accordion][pb_heading el_title="childrens safety" tag="h1" text_align="center" font="inherit" border_bottom_style="solid" border_bottom_color="#000000" appearing_animation="0" ]Children's Safety[/pb_heading][pb_accordion el_title="Child Safety" initial_open="0" multi_open="yes" filter="no" appearing_animation="0" ][pb_accordion_item heading="How often do I need to have my child fingerprinted? Where do I go?" ]

Children need to be fingerprinted just once. Grand Isle PD will often offer child ID kits at special community events. Check our facebook for announcements.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="What Kids Should Know" icon="" tag="" ]

1. Call 911 when you need the police, an ambulance, or when there's a fire. 

2. Don't open your door to a stranger. If Mom or Dad are home, have them come to the door. If you're home alone, say "Mom/Dad can't come to the door now. Come back later." 

3. Don't tell strangers on the phone that Mom or Dad aren't home. Again, just say, "They can't come to the phone." 

4. Don't leave doors and windows open or unlocked. 

5. Never get close to a car if a stranger asks for help or directions. It is easy for a stranger to pull you into the car. Never hitchhike or take a ride from a stranger. 

6. Don't take candy, money, or anything from a stranger. 

7. When walking or playing after dark, stay where there are lights.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="What Your Kids Should Learn" icon="" tag="" ]

1. To memorize their name and address, including city and state, and their phone number (including area code). 

2. To never give out their name or address to a stranger. Children should not wear clothing with their name displayed. 

3. To use both push-button and cell phones to call 911 and to reach the operator. Pay phones are free when you dial 911. No money is needed. 

4. To never go into your home if the door is ajar or a window is broken. 

5. How to work your home's door and window locks and to lock them when they are at home alone. 

6. That a stranger is someone neither you nor they know well. 

7. Not to go into anyone's home without your permission. 

8. To avoid walking or playing alone, and to walk or play in well lighted areas. 

9. That if they feel they're being followed or if they're frightened, to run home, public place, or trusted neighbor. 

10. To tell you if anyone asks them to keep a secret, offers them gifts or money, or asks to take their picture. 

11. That they have a right not to let anyone touch them in a way they don't like. They should say "No" and tell an adult they trust. 

Another option you might want to consider is having a family "code word."If someone other than a family member is going to pick up your child, that person should repeat the code word before the child agrees to go with him or her.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Talking To Your Kids About Drugs" icon="" tag="" ]

Preventing drug abuse begins with preventing drug use. Some children as young as in third and fourth grades feel pressured to try drug especially gateway drugs like alcohol, nicotine (tobacco), and marijuana. Research shows that each of these can increase the chance that the use will turn to even more dangerous drugs like crack or other forms of cocaine, and stimulant or depressant pills. The average age of the first use of illicit drugs (including alcohol) is 12 years! Another concern is misuse of over-the-counter or prescription drugs, especially painkillers. 

Constructive communication is one of the most effective tools you can use in helping your child avoid drug use. The very act of regular two-way communication shows you care and is the number one preventative practice. Trust your instincts; communicate as soon as you notice anything unusual or suspicious with your child. 

Ways to communicate: 

• Through "teachable moments"—In contrast to a formal sit-down lecture, use a variety of situations; television, books, movies, websites, newspapers, and local situations. Emphasize alternative choices that could have resulted in a better outcome. 

• Face to face, exchanging information and understanding—Be an active listener and let your child tell you what he or she knows about drugs, what his or her own experiences have been, what fears or concerns already exist. 

• Calmly and openly — Discuss the facts about drugs. Don't exaggerate. The facts are chilling in and of themselves. Resources like the Anti‐Drug Site (www.theantidrug.com) have information on drugs and the consequences of using them. 

• Reasons rather than restrictions—Challenging current friends might lead to defensive or defiant behavior. Instead, rationally explain why you are concerned. 

What to communicate: 

• The facts about how drugs harm people—especially young people. 

Physical harm —depending on the drug, consequences can include hair loss, tooth decay, rapid aging, impaired coordination, etc. 

Social harm—becoming alienated from friends and family, and other social groups like sports teams. Educational harm—impaired memory and attention levels, and reduced motivation. 

Financial harm— loss of job, promotion, or life and professional 

opportunities in the future; the cost of the drug. 

Overall harm— Drug use can make a person lose themselves. What makes someone unique is gone in the face of addiction to drugs. 

• The fact that you do not find drug use acceptable. Many children say their parents never stated this simple principle. Don't forget to point out that these drugs are against the law. 

• The fact that there are many of positive, drug-free alternatives and you will help your child explore them. Show interest in your child and get involved with what they like to do; having a positive adult role model who cares about them will go a long way in giving them a reason to avoid drugs.

[/pb_accordion_item][/pb_accordion][pb_heading el_title="Employment" tag="h1" text_align="center" font="inherit" border_bottom_style="solid" border_bottom_color="#000000" appearing_animation="0" ]Employment[/pb_heading][pb_accordion el_title="employment" initial_open="0" multi_open="no" filter="no" appearing_animation="0" ][pb_accordion_item heading="What job opportunities are currently available?" icon="" tag="" ]

Check the Grand Isle PD’s JOBS & RECRUITMENT page often for the most updated information.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Are you accepting applications for Police Recruit/Lateral Police Officers?" icon="" tag="" ]

 Check our POLICE RECRUITING webpage often for the most updated information.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading=" What volunteer opportunities does the Department offer?" icon="" tag="" ]

Check our VOLUNTEER PROGRAM webpage.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="What does it take to become a SAVE Officer?" ]

Check the S.A.V.E. qualifications ON SAVE PAGE

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="I need to be fingerprinted for a job. Does the Grand Isle Police Department offer public fingerprinting?" icon="" tag="" ]

The Grand Isle Police Department can perform public fingerprinting for a fee.   Mondays - Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 985-787-2104.

[/pb_accordion_item][/pb_accordion][pb_heading el_title="laws" tag="h1" text_align="center" font="inherit" border_bottom_style="solid" border_bottom_color="#000000" appearing_animation="0" ]Laws[/pb_heading][pb_accordion el_title="laws" initial_open="0" multi_open="no" filter="no" appearing_animation="0" ][pb_accordion_item heading="How do I find out about sex offenders living in my neighborhood?" icon="" tag="" ]

 A list of resources, including the Louisiana Sex Offender Registry can be found ON THIS STATE POLICE WEBSITE. 

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Does the Town of Grand Isle have any curfew laws?" icon="" tag="" ]

Grand Isle Municiple Ordinance 62-61 provides the entire explanation of Grand Isle's curfew laws and exceptions. highlights of the law include "…it is unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 to be in or upon any public street, sidewalk, highway, park, vacant lot or other public place between the hours of 11:00PM and 5:00AM..."

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading=" Is there a noise law?" icon="" tag="" ]

Grand Isle Municiple Ordinance 686 references state laws that cover Disturbing The Peace and expand on the state law, requiring residential noise from 7am-10pm not to exceed 60db and from 10pm-7am not to exceed 55db, measured from the offending parties property line.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Where can I get a Temporary Protection Order?" icon="" tag="" ]

Contact Justice Of The Peace District 4: Leon Bradberry Jr.  985-382-4767

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="If I am a victim of crime in Grand Isle, who can I contact for information and support?" icon="" tag="" ]

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office maintains a list of victims resources AT THIS WEBSITE.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading=" My neighbor’s dog is always barking. What can I do? Can I remain anonymous?" ]

Please contact the Grand Isle Police Department through 911 to register a noise complaint.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading=" What is Social Host? Can I have teenagers at an alcohol party?" icon="" tag="" ]

Information on what the Louisiana Revised Statutes state can be found ON THIS WEBSITE. Ultimately, the owners of homes and apartment complexes where alcohol parties occur on a routine basis can be held responsible for their tenants' disruptive and dangerous behaviors, including underage drinking.

[/pb_accordion_item][/pb_accordion][pb_heading el_title="Misc" tag="h1" text_align="center" font="inherit" border_bottom_style="solid" border_bottom_color="#000000" appearing_animation="0" ]Misc[/pb_heading][pb_accordion el_title="Misc" initial_open="0" multi_open="no" filter="no" appearing_animation="0" ][pb_accordion_item heading="How do I send a compliment about an officer or thank them for something they have done?" ]

A compliment may be made verbally or in writing at any time of the day or night to any police supervisory personnel. During business hours, if you visit the Police station, you will be referred to an on-duty Patrol Supervisor. If you wish to call, you can use the Dispatch non-emergency number, 985-787-2104, 24 hours a day, and ask for the on-duty Patrol Supervisor. You may also submit a comment or concern using the forms and directions on our INTERNAL AFFAIRS page.


[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="How do I file a complaint against a police officer?" ]

A complaint or concern may be made verbally or in writing at any time of the day or night to any police supervisory personnel. Usually, an explanation of the situation in person, by telephone, or via email is all that is needed to initiate a review or investigation of the matter. During business hours, if you visit the Police station, you will be referred to an on-duty Patrol Supervisor. If you wish to call, you can use the Dispatch non-emergency number, 985-787-2104, 24 hours a day, and ask for the on-duty Patrol Supervisor. You may also submit a comment or concern using the forms and directions on our INTERNAL AFFAIRS page.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Can I go on a police ride-along?" ]

The guidelines for a police ride-along can be found GRAND ISLE POLICE OUTREACH PAGE.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Can I take a police station tour?" icon="" tag="" ]

Police Station Tours showing different operational areas at the Grand Isle Police Station, a look at the former jail area of the station and information about the history of the station can be modified for various age groups, and can be requested from calling 985-787-2104.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Where is the police department located?" icon="" tag="" ]

170 Ludwig Ln.   Grand Isle, LA 70358

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Where do I find out about motor vehicle registration?" icon="" tag="" ]

All information on motor vehicle licensing and registration can be found through the LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES WEBSITE

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Where can I get information on concealed weapons permits?" icon="" tag="" ]

Check out the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office WEBSITE to download a CCW Application and to obtain all information relevant to CCW application processes, costs and requirements.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="How do I find out about grants the Grand Isle Police Department is applying for?" ]

Check our GRANT NOTICES WEBPAGE often for the most updated information.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="How can I obtain crime statistics?" ]

You can soon view statistics at CRIMEREPORTS.COM

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Why does it take so long, if at all, for an officer to come to my house when my house was burglarized?" ]

There are several ways to report a crime or incident. The method you should use depends on the type of incident and the level of urgency of the situation. It may not always be necessary to have an officer come to your house. The Grand Isle Police Department offers the following alternative methods of reporting: ONLINE or via phone/walk-in.

[/pb_accordion_item][pb_accordion_item heading="Will the police department recommend an alarm company, brand of pepper spray or anything else?" icon="" tag="" ]

The Grand Isle Police Department cannot recommend particular brands or companies.


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