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Youth & Children

Explorer POST 323 - Our Explorers program is designed for young adults, from 6th graders to 21-year-olds, who are in good standing in the community. The program's purpose is to provide young adults with the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement, and/or the opportunity to serve the community in a positive manner. Explorer POST 323 works toward leadership, integrity, and professionalism. CLICK HERE for more information on Explorer POST 323.

radKIDS Defense Course - "RAD" stands for "Resist Aggression Defensively." The objective of radKIDS is to provide educational opportunities for children and parents, concerning awareness and self-defense strategies, instilling confidence and reducing the possibility of adverse physical control and/or harm. Classes are typically held during the summer months. Check our CALENDAR for currently scheduled classes. For more information, contact Sgt. Carla Landry at (985) 537-9652 or carla-landry@lpso.net.

Child I.D. Program – Our Explorers take fingerprints and a DNA swab of each child, part of a LPSO Child I.D. form given to each child's parents for safekeeping. Requests are welcome from schools, hospitals, churches, businesses, organizations, or any other group that would like the Explorers to provide this FREE service to the public. Contact Lt. Day at (985) 532-4320 or lafate-day@lpso.net.

D.A.R.E. Program - Certified D.A.R.E. officers use small group discussions and role-playing of real-life situations to help students resist the temptation and peer pressure to use tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Started in 1990, our D.A.R.E. program includes visitation lessons to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, and it also includes a middle school component for 8th graders. CLICK HERE for more information on the D.A.R.E. Program.

Sheriff Webre's Summer Camp - This week-long summer camp provides a fun summer activity to deserving youths throughout Lafourche Parish who might otherwise not receive a summer camp experience. The campers leave on a Monday morning and return on Friday. They participate in organized activities including sports, dances, swimming, movie night, and other games. The camps is staffed by LPSO deputies (mostly D.A.R.E. Insturctors and School Resources Officers) who act as adult advisors interacting with the campers, as well as members of Explorer POST 323. For more information about the camp, or if you are interested in attending, contact Lt. Lafate Day at (985) 532-4327 or lafate-day@lpso.net.

Hunter Education - Designed for ages 10 and up, our FREE two-day course covers topics such as hunter responsibility and ethics, how firearms work and firearms safety, survival and first aid skills, firearm handling skills and hunting techniques, wildlife identification, game care, and information related to wildlife conservation and management. We also offer Hunter Education "Field Days" designed for those taking the online Hunter Education course. Classes & Field Days are held periodically throughout the year. Check our CALENDAR for currently scheduled classes. For more information on Hunter's Safety, call (985) 449-4480 or email nolan-smith@lpso.net.