St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum announced today that he is expanding the department’s patrol presence in the communities of St. Mary Parish. This is being accomplished by resources being reassigned as well as adding a couple patrol slots.
Sheriff Anslum says, “Increasing the number of deputies on patrol was one of my goals since taking office in January. Patrol is the face of our department and I want to ensure that every citizen of this parish knows that we are there for them. Working within the constraints of the budget, I am increasing the number of patrol deputies by one unit on each team, continuing to build upon the professional law enforcement services we provide to the businesses and residents of St. Mary Parish.”
“Additionally, the K-9 unit will be utilized as an additional patrol unit that will provide additional patrols, and will be utilized to target specific crime trends that may develop in our community. The team will also remain available to our Narcotics Section as well as other agencies as needed.” Sheriff Anslum says.
Sgt Eriq Blanchard
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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