DANIEL EDWARDS, Sheriff
Welcome to the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office Website. Our goal is to be the best Sheriff’s Office in the state.
As your sheriff, it is my intention to provide the citizens of Tangipahoa Parish the information they need about the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. This website is very informative and I hope it helps you understand a little more about the work we do and the dedication and commitment of the men and women who serve our parish.
Daniel Edwards, Sheriff
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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
Are you ready?
With almost one month of hurricane season behind us, it’s important to be reminded of safety measures and precautions that need to take place before and while a storm is tracking our way.
First, what is a Hurricane? A hurricane is a storm with a sustained wind force of 74 mph or greater. These storms are traced from the time they become a tropical wave until they develop into a hurricane. Hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th.
Sheriff Daniel Edwards offers these safety tips to citizens of Tangipahoa Parish when preparing for a hurricane or other natural disaster:
Do I leave or do I stay? If you leave, have preparations made in advance. Do not wait!!! The roads become a parking lot. For every four (4) times you evacuate, three (3) times will just be a short vacation.
Before you leave your home:
• Turn off:
• Fill freezer with containers of water.
• Have plenty of cash on hand.
• Make sure important papers go with you (keep these in a water tight container or ziploc bag).
• Have an up-to-date inventory of possessions for insurance purposes with descriptions, models, and serial numbers of items. Include purchase price and date (Operation ID). Secure a video tape or take photographs of all possessions and keep in safe deposit box. (Take this along with you when you leave.)
If you stay:
• Know location and routes to Red Cross shelters.
• Secure home and grounds (tape windows, tie down or store yard items, etc.)
• If in a mobile home community, evacuate to shelter immediately whenever a Hurricane Warning or Disaster is declared.
• Turn freezer to lowest setting and fill it with containers of water so it will stay colder longer.
• Keep a two-week supply of non-perishable foods, needing little or no preparation. Don't forget non-electrical can opener and emergency cooking equipment, i.e. grill, Coleman stove (for outside cooking).
• Have at least one (1) gallon of water per person per day.
• Secure important papers; labeled ziploc bags, currency in small denominations only.
• Have emergency cash available. ATM's will not be working.
• Have flashlights and fresh batteries with replacements.
• Have portable battery operated radios and/or televisions.
• Scour bathtub and rinse with household bleach, then with water. Fill the tub with water for use in the toilet.
• Make sure your vehicle is full of fuel.
• Have all medications for a full two weeks; include a first-aid kit.
• Be prepared to be completely self-sufficient for at least two weeks.
• If evacuated, delay return until authorized.
• Seek medical help at Red Cross stations or hospitals.
• Do not go into disaster areas.
• Drive, only if necessary.
• Beware of snakes and insects moving to high ground.
• Avoid all structurally damaged buildings.
• Guard against spoiled food.
• Notify insurance agent of damage.
• Make temporary repairs to protect against further damage and looting.
• Beware of unscrupulous opportunities: i.e. price gouging.
• Curfew ordinance starts in any local emergency.
• Do not wire an emergency generator directly into house, draw power directly from generator.
Special Care Program:
If you have a special needs or an elderly family member, neighbor or friend that will need assistance, please contact the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office to prepare for accommodations. 985-345-6150, attention Deputy Susie.