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TPSO Young Marine Program

HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is proud to report that from December 26– 29, 2018, twelve TPSO’s Young Marines attended the 1st Louisiana Regimental Encampment held at Fountain Blue State Park in Mandeville, LA. Our Young Marines actively participated in events such as archery, marksmanship, knot tying, compass reading, and many other essential elements of the Young Marine Program.

This valuable experience allowed our Young Marines to meet and interact with other Young Marines from across the state. The Young Marines were accompanied by the TPSO's Young Marine Staff, Master Sergeant Marvin Vernon, Gunnery Sergeant Melvin Jackson, Sergeant Dennis Braziel, Detective Kevin Bosarge, Etasha Jackson, and Javier Frazier.

“The Young Marine Program is an anti-drug program that emphasizes self-discipline, leadership, and commitment,” says Edwards. “I am very proud of these outstanding Young Marines. They have worked very hard to achieve all the goals that have been set for them.” Edwards continued.

The Young Marines that attended this event include Landyn Collins, Esmeralda Godinaez, Ricky James, Roman James, Zach Jarreau, Travis Martin, MeRanda Martin, Aida Perez-Ramos, April Poole, Joshua Stewart, and Edward Warford.

The TPSO is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Recruit Class. Applications are available at the Sheriff's Office, 15475 Club Deluxe Road, Hammond, or the office at 313 Oaks St., Amite. Applications may be sent by email: Send the request [email protected] with “Young Marine application” in the subject line. The deadline for submitting an application is Jan. 20, 2019.

The Young Marine Program is open to all youth ages 8 through completion of high school. The only membership requirement is that the child be in good standing at school. For information on the Young Marine Program visit

To speak with someone regarding the program, please contact Detective Kevin Bosarge at (985) 902-2046 or Sgt. Dennis Brazil at (985) 748-3316.