DANIEL EDWARDS, Sheriff
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Daniel Edwards, Sheriff
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Sheriff Edwards announces that the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program Underway
February 21, 2015, HAMMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is pleased to announce that the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program for the academic year of 2014 -2015 is now underway. It is made possible by the generosity of Honorary Members of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. The Scholarship Program will award 64 scholarships, a $500.00 each, to students residing in parishes where Sheriff’s are affiliates of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. This effort is an expression of the Program’s confidence in, and respect for, education and training.
The goal is to provide assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training. This scholarship will be given to a graduating senior who will be attending a Louisiana College.
Completed applications are due to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office by April 1, 2015. Scholarship winners will be announced May 1st, 2015.
“Louisiana Sheriff’s are pleased to participate in this Scholarship Program. We are proud of the Program’s ability to bring scholarships to Louisiana students bound for higher education.” Sheriff Edwards.
You may download an application from our website www.tpso.org.
2014 Scholarship Application
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION
1. Applicant must be a permanent resident of a parish in Louisiana.
2. Scholarship award funds must be utilized in an institution of higher learning within
the state of Louisiana.
3. The student plans to be enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student.
4. Only the immediate family of the Sheriff is ineligible to apply. Families of Sheriff’s
Office employees are eligible.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel H. Edwards announces the following.
April 6, 2015, Hammond, LA,– Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on April 20, 2015, to examine all aspects of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, Sheriff Edwards announces.
Verification by the assessors that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office earned initial CALEA Accreditation Recognition Status in November of 2011. If reaccredited, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office will be one of the only 3 Sheriff’s Offices accredited in Louisiana.
As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm. The session will be conducted at the new Tangipahoa Parish Government Building located at 15485 Club Deluxe Rd. in Hammond, LA.
If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by telephone. The public may call 985.902.2041 on Tuesday April 21, 2015, between the hours of 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
Telephone comments and appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the CALEA standards.
The CALEA program manager for the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is Deputy James Travis.
“Once the CALEA assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if our agency will continue with its accreditation status,” Edwards stated.
RESERVE Deputies WANTED
HAMMOND- The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking applications for Reserve Deputies. Our Reserve Deputies support our sheriff’s office by providing thousands of community service hours in our parish. Reserve deputy sheriffs are volunteers who give of their personal time and talents to help the Sheriff’s Office deliver its day-to-day law enforcement services. Reserve deputies serve in all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.
Each Reserve Deputy is required to complete 320 hours of training, just as required for our Patrol Deputies and graduate from the TPSO Reserve Academy scheduled to begin in March of 2015.
Anyone interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy is asked to please fill out an application at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. The final day for submitting an application is December 31, 2014.
Hammond Office: 15475 Club Deluxe Rd.
Amite Office: 313 East Oak Street
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