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Amite, LA – Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween. Crime Stoppers urges parents to have a Trick-or-Treat route plan and asks them to follow a few simple tips to protect their children. The National Crime Prevention Council suggests “Playing it Safe on Halloween” and offers the following “Pointers” for parents and children.

Amite, LA – Underage drinking has become widespread problem in all of our communities. Alcohol is the number one drug of choice among our teenagers and young adults and alcohol related car crashes have become the number one killer of teenagers in the United States. It is tragic to say, but true, that most of us know someone or know of someone personally that has died or been killed due to their own alcohol abuse or due to the alcohol abuse of someone else. Over the years, I personally have lost family and friends due to alcohol related driving incidents and have had to experience the pain and loss of those loved ones. This loss is tragic, senseless, painful, and life-changing to those left behind – especially when it is the loss of a young person.

Amite, LA – The Internet has become a wonderful tool for all of us to use when searching for information, staying in touch with family and friends, for entertainment purposes, as well as homework and educational uses. The Internet however can also be a very dangerous place for children to explore on their own, without rules, and without adult supervision. As parents or caregivers, it is your responsibility to educate yourself about the Internet and communicate its potential dangers to your child. In most cases, our children and youth know more about the Internet than we do – so your knowledge of it is important.

Amite, LA – October is the month that was designated in 1984 as National Crime Prevention Month by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). All over the country, it is the official month of crime prevention. It is a time to celebrate our successes in crime prevention and a time to educate ourselves about the things that we as citizens can do to make our communities safer places to live.

Amite, LA – Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa is celebrating Crime Prevention Month. In 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council designated October Crime Prevention Month. Every year since then, government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses, and youth organizations have reached out to educate the public about public safety, crime prevention, and crime awareness during this special month.

2009 Night Out Against Crime A Big Success

Thank you Tangipahoa Parish! – The 1st Annual Tangipahoa Night out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 4th, in Downtown Hammond was a great Success! Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa is deeply grateful and proud to have worked with all of the members of our parish wide community that participated in this event. When we began this project four weeks prior, we had no idea that it would be embraced by Tangipahoa in the way that it was and grow into such a wonderful public safety event!

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, Target, the Ponchatoula Jaycees, Bell Foods, and the Downtown Development District worked in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, businesses, the media, the Tangipahoa parish community and other non-profit groups to organize and promote participation in the event. With over 1,200 people in attendance, Night Out served its purpose of educating the public on all public safety, crime prevention and drug awareness. It was a night of family fun, togetherness, and learning for all present- Truly “A Good Night to Get to Know Your Neighbors”.

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa would like to thank its “Partners in Crime” A.K.A the Event Sponsors:
Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa would also like to offer Special Thanks to ALL of the Volunteers who so graciously gave of their time, effort, and resources to make our event so successful!
Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa would like to thank its Night out Sponsors:

Major Donors: Lamar Advertising, Ed’s Plumbing

Event Contributors: Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank, Gator Graphics – Joni DeMarco, Star Equipment, City of Hammond, Detective Fish Band, Ellis Bignar and the Petrified Hearts Band

Event Supporters:Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Inner Parish Security Corporation, Hammond Chamber of Commerce, J& J Enterprises, Promotech, Bunny Bread, Agape Pizzeria, Rotolo’s Pizzeria, Domino’s Pizza, Spacewalk of Hammond, Philip Colwart Photography, LeBlanc’s Food Stores, Piggly Wiggly, Winn-Dixie of Hammond and Ponchatoula, Bedico Baptist Church Youth Group, The Crescent Bar.

Donors: Cracker Barrel, Subway, Tangipahoa OEP, 1st Presbyterian Church, Patty Hubert State Farm, Hammond Kiwanis, The Daily Star, The Northshore Regional Endowment for the Arts, TopeLA’, Wendy Miller, Jacmal Printing, Sign World

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa would also like to thank ALL of the Night Out booth participants for the very important public safety information they provided, the wonderful children’s activities, and the awesome demonstrations!

Booth Participants: Inner Parish Security Corporation, Target, Ponchatoula Jaycees, Bell Foods, TPSO BBQ Crew, CN Railroad, Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Child Advocacy Services, Keep Hammond Beautiful, Patty Hubert State Farm, Ponchatoula PD: RADD, SLU PD, Ponchatoula Fire Department, Louisiana Fire Marshal, Tangipahoa Office of Homeland Security & OEP, City Court of Hammond, CAMP, North Oaks Health Systems, Southeast Spouse Abuse, Hammond Fire Department, Tri-Parish Victims Assistance, Hammond PD, Hammond PD Special Response Team, SWAT, Louisiana National Guard, Amite Chamber of Commerce, Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank, LA State Police Troop L & K-9’s, Bedico Baptist Church Youth Group, TPSO :Narcotics, Mounted Division, Neighborhood Watch, SWOT, DARE, K-9’s, Care Seat Safety, OnSite Guardian, Natalbany Volunteer Fire Department, Probation and Parole, Tangipahoa 9-1-1, Northshore Broadcasting’s KAJUN 107.1-Chris “Sugarlips” Powers, KSLU-90.0, LA Search and Rescue Canines, Wildlife and Fisheries, Tangipahoa Humane Society, US Census Bureau

The 1st Annual Tangipahoa Night out Against Crime is funded solely through the generosity of local businesses and private residents. Various Sponsorships of time, money, volunteers, and resources made this event possible. While the time, date, and place are yet to be announced for the 2010 Night Out we are still seeking sponsors and volunteers for the event. If you would like to volunteer, sponsor, or be a booth participant for the 2nd Annual Tangipahoa Night Out in 2010 please contact us.

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa is Partnering with Target, the DDD, Bell Foods and the Ponchatoula Jaycees to bring the parish wide community this event. It will be a night of family fun, Public Safety, and Crime Prevention Awareness that will include music, childrens activities and free food! The event will be free to the public. If you would like more information on how to participate, sponsor, or volunteer for the event please contact us

2009 Night Out Against Crime Photo Gallery

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s 1st Annual Awards Luncheon

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa would like to congratulate all of the 2008-2009 Crime Stoppers Award Recipients and thank them again for their support of our Mission & Vision this past year. The event was a great success thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers.

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa would like to thank its Night out Sponsors:

Thank you to all of our sponsors that helped to make our 1st Annual Awards Luncheon a success:

Top Cop:Tangipahoa Parish Sherriff’s Office, Tangipahoa Parish Government, Lamar Outdoor Advertising

Crime & Punishment: City of Hammond, We Simplify the Internet – Andre Savoie
The Fugitive: City of Amite, City of Ponchatoula

The Vice Squad: City of Kentwood, Hammond Union of Police, Florida Parishes TV Channel 17, North Oaks Health Systems, United Way of Tangipahoa

The Crime Stopper: K-Team Printing, Onsite Guardian, Sign World, Seale & Ross Attorneys at Law, Encore Development, First Guaranty Bank

The Tipster: City of Tickfaw, Brad Berner Attorney at Law, Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Regions Bank, Jacmal Printing, Florida Parishes Bank

Special Thanks To: Philip Colwart Photography, Amite & Ponchatoula Chambers of Commerce, Action News 17, Ginger Ford Habitat for Humanity, Ed Burns & Associates, The Daily Star, Tangipahoa Parish School Board, Tangipahoa Tourist Commission, State Farm Patty Hubert and Diane Tallo, Kajun 107.1 – Chris Powers, Tangi 96.5 – Johnny Chauvin, Steven Hartman Chief Deputy Eastern District United States Marshal Service, Reverend Frances Williams, TPSO Junior Marine Color guard, Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa Board of Directors and Advisory Board and all of my dedicated volunteers

A Very Special Thanks to: Chesterton Square, Rockefellers, & Dr. Benson for making our event spectacular in every way.