Tangipahoa Parish Emergency Contact Info
For all Emergencies: 911
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office:
Hammond - 985.345.6150
Department of Homeland Security, Tangipahoa Parish www.tangiparishohsep.org/
Entergy: 1.800.ENTERGY Visit Website
State Police Road Closure Hotline: 1.800.469.4828 Visit Website
Reports Threats to State Police: 1.800.434.8007
FEMA: 1.800.621.FEMA Visit Website
For Mobile Homes:
LA. Department of Transportation: 225.379.1100
Tangipahoa Parish Evacuation Assistance: Visit Website
Emergency Preparedness - Get a Game Plan
In case you are required evacuation assistance during an emergency call the number in your area:
8th Ward: 985.630.4679
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office: 985.345.6150
Office of Emergency Preparedness: 985.748.9602
Amite CIty Police: 985.748.6169
Hammond CIty Police: 985.5642.3500
Independence Police: 985.878.4188
Kentwood City Police: 985.229.6305
Ponchatoula City Police: 985.386.6548
Tickfaw City Police: 985.345.4677
Tangipahoa City Police: 985.229.4435
Roseland City Police: 985.478.4129
Tangipahoa Parish Government: 985.748.3211
State Police Troop L: 985.893.6250
North Oaks Regional Medical Center: 985.345.2700
Hood Memorial Hospital: 985.748.9487
Lallie Kemp Medical Center: 985.878.9421
Tangipahoa Parish Resources
Tangipahoa Parish Government
Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court
Tangipahoa Parish Assessor's Office
Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tangipahoa Parish District Attorney's Office
State of Louisiana Links
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America's Most Wanted
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National Sex Offender Registry
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WHAT IS CRIME STOPPERS OF TANGIPAHOA, INC.?
Originally known as Hammond Crime Stoppers, the organization became a parish wide effort known as Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa in 2002. With the support of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, a Volunteer Board of Directors was elected in 2007 to begin a more aggressive approach to solving crimes throughout the parish. The program is based on the simple principal that for every crime committed someone other than the criminal has information that will solve it. There are two main problems which deter many citizens from calling the police; fear of retaliation and apathy. Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa solves both of these in that the program offers two important ingredients; anonymity and cash rewards.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Anyone with knowledge of a crime can call the 1-800-554-5245 (JAIL) Crime Stoppers Hotline, to relay clues, or other information. To assure anonymity, callers are furnished with a code number, which is used for future transactions. Callers remain anonymous and are never asked to reveal their identity. If the caller’s information results in the arrest and indictment of an individual, or to the recovery of stolen property or confiscated illegal narcotics, the caller is eligible for a cash reward. The amount of cash rewards are determined by the information given and the seriousness of the crime. The true identity of the caller is never revealed because it is never given to Crime Stoppers. Now concerned citizens are able to get involved in helping to solve the crime problem, without becoming involved, and no one ever knows who called.
WHERE DOES THE REWARD MONEY COME FROM?
Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, Inc is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. Crime Stoppers receives allocated funds from local court costs to pay the rewards to the callers. Its main funds come from individual donations, corporations, civic clubs and local businesses. In short, Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa depends on you for the funds to gather the clues that can help stop crime.
THREE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF CRIME STOPPERS
The Community – Citizens are responsible for forming Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, Inc., and make up the Board of Directors, who establish police contacts, determine the amount and method of reward payments, coordinate activities with law enforcement and media, and generally oversee the program. The directors are also responsible for fund-raising and all volunteer service.
Effective Tuesday May.10, 2012, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office will begin using the Live Scan system for civilian fingerprints. Previously, all civilian fingerprinting at the sheriff’s office have been done by card ink impressions. The Live Scan is inkless electronic fingerprinting. The fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for completion of a criminal record check.
The Sheriff’s Office Live Scan fingerprinting will be offered:
Tuesday and Thursday’s – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Stacy Newsom
Deputy Cynthia Watson
The purpose the Live Scan:
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Live Scan System allows private employers, state agencies, and other entities to submit an applicant’s fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety (DPS) for the purpose of positively identifying prospective employees or agents. Background checks on individuals determine if an applicant is eligible to hold positions involving children, the elderly, and/or the disabled. It also verifies if the applicant is currently wanted, has an arrest record, or has been convicted of stalking or other domestic violence offenses. Additionally, it will show if the applicant is a convicted sex offender.
Businesses using Live Scan must first be registered through DPS. Businesses are also required to use the Live Scan agency user manual to set up user privileges in the Civil Inquiry Network. Contact Alan Davis with the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association at (225) 214-0018 to activate your account.
Benefits of using Live Scan:
• Digitally captures fingerprints for electronic submission resulting in fast and positive identification of an applicant.
• No more messy ink prints.
• Convenient and easy to use for employers.
• All information is confidential. No criminal record is seen by anyone other than the registered employer.
• Background check results usually obtained within 24 hours, as opposed to weeks or months.
• Background check results on an individual can be viewed and printed by the employer on a secure website. Results will also be mailed directly to the employer from Louisiana Department of Public Safety.
• Employer can set day for applicant to be scanned at his/her convenience.
The cost associated with Live Scan is $41.00 - $60.25 per individual, which could possibly include:
• FBI Background Check ($19.25)
• Louisiana State Police background check ($26)
• Sheriff’s Office processing ($10)
• Louisiana Sheriff’s Association ($5)
Live Scan is mandated by the Department of Public Safety for the following business:
Type of Agency FBI checks required Criminal History Results
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL YES Non-investigative
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE ORDINANCE NO Non-investigative
COURT ORDERED ADOPTIONS YES Complete w/Expungements
CHILD PROTECTION APPLICANTS-DAYCARES, ADOPTIONS,CASA,ECT. NO Complete w/Expungements
LA JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS NO Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-FOSTER PARENT/ADOPTION OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-ABUSE/NEGLECT OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-PARENTS/CUSTODY OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-PERSONNEL YES Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-CARETAKER OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
SCHOOL BOARDS YES Complete w/Expungements
EMPLOYERS-CONVICTIONS ONLY NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
FIREMAN OPTIONAL Non-investigative
LA STATE FIRE MARSHAL OPTIONAL Non-investigative
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS NO Complete w/Expungements w/Special Conditions
LA DEPT OF HEALTH NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
STATE BOARD OF DENTISTRY YES Complete w/Expungements
STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS YES Complete w/Expungements
LA STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY YES Non-investigative
LA STATE BOARD OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS YES Non-investigative
STATE BOARD OF RIVERBOAT PILOT COMMISSIONERS NO Non-investigative
LA DEPT OF LABOR NO Non-investigative
LA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION NO Non-investigative
LA MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMMISSION NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
LA PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
LA USED MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION NO Non-investigative
PREA - Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has a zero tolerance policy regarding sexual violence and sexual misconduct involving staff. If you have information or believe an offender under custody of this Department has been subjected to conduct of this nature, please notify the warden’s office where the offender is assigned or the Probation and Parole District Office where the offender reports if he or she is under supervision.
2013 PREA Report
2014 PREA Annual Report