DANIEL EDWARDS, Sheriff
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Daniel Edwards, Sheriff
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Time to RODEO!!!
Come out an enjoy the Sheriff and his Mounted Possy September 18th and 19th!
Message from the Sheriff
With school starting again I thought it would a great time for me to share my old school safety talk (guidelines) with anyone who has elementary school aged children or for any of my teacher friends who might be inclined to use it. I use to give this speech every year and it seemed to get good reviews from both the teachers and parents. It’s by no means all inclusive but I vetted the information and did my best to address the primary issues that are likely to get kids into trouble. If talking about these issues can save even one child from getting hurt, killed or into trouble than it’s worth it as far as I'm concerned! Please feel free to copy it, and pass it on to anyone if you wish. Thanks
SAFETY CONCERNS/TIPS FOR CHILDREN
1) Know your address
2) Know your home telephone number
3) Know your parents cell phone numbers
4) Always wear your seat belt in a car
5) Always tell your parents where you will be…AND STAY THERE!
1) Never touch or play with any gun
2) If someone says they want to show you a gun…say “NO”!
3) If someone shows you a gun…Tell them to put it down right away, walk or run away immediately, and tell an adult right away.
4) If someone says “it’s only a BB or pellet gun”…assume that it is a real gun, walk away, and tell an adult.
5) If you ever see a gun anywhere (while outside playing or in someone’s house)…Do not touch it, walk away, and tell an adult where you observed it.
OUTSIDE PLAY SAFETY
1) Always watch out for cars!
• You must always look for cars traveling up and down the street, but just as important is to lookout for cars backing out of driveways.
• Never sit down on a driveway behind a car to play.
• ALWAYS stop at the curb, look both ways, and make sure no cars are coming before you cross the street.
• If the ball you are playing with rolls out onto the street from your yard, LET IT GO, AND DO NOT RUN OUT INTO THE STREET TO GET IT. Again, make sure you stop, look both ways, and make sure no cars are coming before you go to get your ball!
• When you see a car coming, yell “car” to alert your friends, who might not see it.
2) Always tell your parents where you will be and don’t wander away from that area.
3) Don’t do anything foolish, or give into peer pressure to do something foolish.
4) Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, scooter, or skateboard. Remember, your brain is your computer, and you must protect it and the information inside of it!
1) Do not talk to strangers
2) NEVER GET INTO A STRANGERS CAR, NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL YOU!
3) Remember, your parents will NEVER send a stranger to come get you or pick you up!
4) If a stranger tells you to go with them, RUN AWAY and tell your parents immediately.
5) If a stranger tries to grab you…BRING ATTENTION TO YOURSELF BY…
RUNNING AWAY IF YOU CAN, SCREAM “HELP” “LEAVE ME ALONE”, “SOMEONE CALL POLICE” “YOUR NOT MY MOMMY OR DADDY”, KICK, HIT, SQUIRM, AND THROW YOURSELF ON THE GROUND!
1) Be respectful and courteous to everyone.
2) If you disagree with someone, use your words, NOT your hands and feet! Do not fight!
3) Do not pick on others.
4) If you see someone picking on someone, tell that person to stop. Stick up for one another, there is safety in numbers! Maybe the person being picked on is too shy or scared to stand up for themselves. Tell an adult.
5) The chances are if you’re nice and respectful to other people, they will be nice and respectful to you.
1) Do not touch or play with kitchen appliances, like the stove, microwave oven, sharp knives, etc. unless your parents have taught you how to use a specific appliance AND have given you permission to do so.
2) Never touch or play with matches or lighters.
3) Never play around windows, especially during the summer when the window may be open and there is only a screen window in place. Screens are NOT strong enough or designed to withstand your weight.
4) If there is a fire in your home, or if you smell smoke, ALERT OTHERS, GET OUT OF THE HOUSE IMMEDIATELY, AND CALL 911.
5) If you have younger sibling(s), always set a good example by following all of the above rules and make sure they do as well, to the best of your ability.
Things children should REMEMBER
You're smart, so don't do dumb things! Think carefully about what you are about to do before you do it and if you get that weird feeling or sense in your brain and/or stomach that tells you "uh oh, I'm not sure if I should do this or not"....you probably shouldn't do it, so DON'T DO IT! Ask an adult first if you're not sure! Always think SAFETY first!
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Corrections Officers. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including NWH. Required skills: Must have basic computer & report writing skills, good communication skills, ability to climb stairs and stand for extended periods of time. Requirements: Must be at least 18, HS diploma or equivalent, and must be able to pass background, credit and drug screening. TPSO is an equal employment opportunity employer. You must apply for this position in person at either of our locations in Amite or Hammond, LA.
Questions please contact: 985-902-2063