St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says information will be coming to parish households shortly about how residents can help in the fight against crime by becoming Honorary Members of the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program.

An individual can join for $20 dollars and families for $35. The money is used for training, acquiring technical resources and for lobbying the Louisiana Legislature on criminal justice issues.

Sheriff Guidroz says,

“With government funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, the membership drive has taken on greater importance than ever before. This funding is vital to helping us carry out our mission of making our community a safer place to live, work, and play. The people of St. Landry Parish have always had a close relationship with the Sheriff’s Office and fighting crime is our common goal. This program recognizes citizens who have chosen to demonstrate their support for good law enforcement by joining forces with their local sheriff and becoming members of the program.”

If you don't get a form in the mail, or if you would like more information now, you can call Lt. Clay Higgiins at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-948-6517.  You can also call the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program at 225-383-2871.