DANIEL EDWARDS, SheriffMessage from the Sheriff Welcome! On behalf of the men and women of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, I would like to personally welcome you to our department’s website. It’s our hope that this site will provide you with a greater understanding of the services that the department provides to our community. Additionally, we will continue to work to update our web page with information that all members of the community will find useful and important. Our website is just one way of demonstrating the sense of commitment, professionalism and dedication that the members of our department tirelessly work to achieve. We believe a critical component of our mission in making Tangipahoa a safer community to live, work, and raise our families is the obligation to keep you informed of the the activities and events of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. This website is prepared with recognition of the department’s mission, values, and organizational philosophy. All of our efforts are designed to this end; that we are always working to better serve, protect everyone who lives, works, or visits the Tangipahoa Parish. We welcome your comments, thoughts, and observations. For more informal and daily notifications please download theTPSO mobile app or check us out on Facebook. We are first and foremost public servants, and we are dedicated to serving the community by keeping you safe and informed. Thank you for visiting tpso.org. We look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Daniel H. Edwards, Sheriff
HURRICANE SEASON PRECAUTIONS FROM SHERIFF EDWARDS
June marks the beginning of hurricane season. Here are a few tips to get your emergency planning started. There are a number of things you can do now to prepare, so you aren’t scrambling when the threat of a hurricane is just miles away.
First and foremost, it’s important to know your evacuation zone in the case of a mandatory evacuation order. This is different than your flood zone. Mandatory evacuations are issued when the probability of storm surge is high, and loss of life could occur if residents don’t leave. These evacuations will be ordered up to a certain letter zone and will always include mobile homes. If your evacuation level is ordered to go, it is imperative that you move quickly but safely outside of the evacuation area.
The Louisiana State Police provides in-depth details on evacuation routes throughout the state. Please click here to the left for access to maps and routes.Updated information and/or instructions regarding evacuation and re-entry will be made available prior to, throughout, and after a storm has passed. Make a plan in case you must evacuate. Stay with trusted family members or friends, if possible. As a last resort, you can go to an emergency shelter. A few of them are specifically designated for citizens with special needs and some are pet friendly.
Create a shelter-in-place hurricane survival kit by purchasing essential items now. The list below can serve as a guide as you prepare. Follow the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office on Facebook or download our app for timely information regarding preparedness tips and important safety alerts. For parents looking for guidance on how to start the conversation with children about a hurricane or emergency preparedness or to see a checklist for hurricane supplies, CLICK HERE.
Details on the following topics are available to you by clicking here.
- Louisiana Emergency Alert System; listing of radio key-participants broadcasting
- NOAA Weather Radio, Hurricane Category Chart
- Hurricane Evacuation Guidelines
- State Police Phased Evacuation
- Contraflow Instructions and Maps?
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS KIT
One gallon of water per person per day
First-aid kit: bandages, antibiotic ointment, hand sanitizer, soap, sunscreen, pain reliever
Non-perishable food: peanut butter, bread, dry cereal, rice, pasta, granola bars, canned goods
At least one fully-charged cell phone
Sanitation products: toilet paper, wipes, plastic garbage bags, paper towels
TPSO Celebrates 150 Years of Law Enforcement Service
Thank you, HEROES!!!
Core Values and Mission
Our mission at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is to provide the highest quality of public safety services to our community. We strive to maintain a safe environment that enhances the quality of life for all those who live, work and visit Tangipahoa Parish. We are innovative and responsive to the needs of those we serve and work in partnership with our community to solve issues of mutual concern.
Report A Crime
If you would like to report a crime by phone, please contact us by phone at (985) 345-6150.
If it is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
If you would like to submit anonymous information about a crime to local law enforcement, you may do so online through Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa or by calling 1-800-554-5245. You can also download the “P3 Tips” app to submit and track the status of tips on your smartphone.
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