Picayune Police begin Teen-411 program

Published 10:35 pm Saturday, October 7, 2006

The Picayune Police Department is working to provide the community the very best law enforcement programs available.

We recently kicked-off our Teen-411 Program through a Youth Forum at the Picayune Memorial High School. The Forum included officials from the Picayune Police Department, City of Picayune, the Picayune School District and students. We are very proud to bring the Teen-411 to the area youth. We are excited about the program, as this is the first program of this type in the State.

The program is available through our website at HYPERLINK http://www.picayunepolicedepartment.com. The program allows the area youth to ask questions of the law enforcement officers and voice their thoughts and opinions on law enforcement subjects. The response to the program has been very positive with great interest coming from the community youth.

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This Teen-411 program also allows an opportunity for the officers and youth to interact in a very positive way, building trust in the youth toward their police department and the officers they may come in contact with through this interactive program. We believe the program will continue to grow, allowing a voice for our local area youth. Our young people are very important to the future of our community and they now have their own line of communication to their police department.

October brings Halloween and the police department is now preparing for the big night in our community. We want to thank the area churches for their involvement on Halloween night and encourage you to continue the children’s fall festival programs. This helps to keep our children safe. Also, we must thank several of our local home owners associations for allowing us to assist them in their neighborhood safety efforts of one lane traffic through their neighborhoods. We are looking forward to October 31 to implement our annual Halloween safety patrols. Have a safe and happy Halloween.

According to the September statistics, the officers of the Picayune Police Department responded to 3,219 calls for service, made 12 felony drug arrests, 25 misdemeanor drug arrests, 49 warrant arrests, 103 misdemeanor crime arrests, and two felony arrests for crimes against persons and/or property. The traffic division issued citations for 124 hazardous moving violations, 147 non-hazardous moving violations, seven child restraint violations, 21 seat belt violations, and made eight DUI arrests.

As always we ask for your continued prayers and support as we protect and serve your community. Stay Safe.