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**UPDATE** NORTH OAKDALE AREA

FRIENDS,

   We currently have 4 suspects in custody from the attempted burglary of an ATM. It is unknown if any others suspects in the are, However if you see any further suspects involved with is incident, Please contact Allen Parish Sheriff's Office and/ or Oakdale Police Department. Thank You for your assistance and GOD BLESS!!

 

FRIENDS,

    If you have noticed a large police presence in the North Oakdale area, Please be advised that we along with the Oakdale Police Dept. are investigating an attempted burglary of an ATM at the Sabine Bank in Oakdale. The only information that we currently have is that 2 Black Male subjects ran from the bank into the woods nearby. Officers and Deputies are on scene and actively searching for the subjects in question. If you see anyone suspicious in the area, please contact the Oakdale PD or the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office. BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS!!

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**UPDATE**MISSING PERSON ** SILVER ALERT**

**UPDATE**

Friends,

     Your assistance in locating Mrs. Lad was a tremendous help. Mrs. Lad has returned to the safety of her home, unharmed and in good health. She is now in the care of her family. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS!!

 

FRIENDS,

  We are requesting your help in locating one of our elderly citizens, who is lost at this time.

 Meenaben Lad
 60 years old, Indian Female
 Last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt and dark green pants.

Mrs. Lad was last seen walking south on Hwy 165 south of the casino North of Kinder, La.

If you have seen this lady, Please contact the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office @ 337-639-4353 or Dial 911. Please help us bring this lady back home to her family. BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS

 

 

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COVID-19 TESTING SIGHTS

Friends,

    Here is information on the testing sights provided for COVID-19 testing, These sights are only open for a limited amount of time. Please utilize these sights if you feel it is necessary.

New State Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites Open this Week

  

           

BATON ROUGE (May 4, 2020) - New, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites are opening in Calcasieu Parish this week. The parish operated sites are receiving support from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the Louisiana National Guard, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA.) GOHSEP worked with leaders in the parishes to determine where these testing sites would be located.  

 

Here is the official information from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury-

 

 

Drive- Through COVID-19 Testing to Continue Tuesday, May 5

With New Testing Criteria and in New Locations

 

 

Testing site schedule includes:

 

Tuesday, May 5 - Lake Charles Civic Center - 900 North Lakeshore Drive Wednesday, May 6 - West Cal Arena - 401 Arena Road, Sulphur Thursday, May 7 - Lake Charles Civic Center - 900 North Lakeshore Drive Monday, May 11 - Vinton City Hall - 1200 Horridge Street, Vinton Tuesday, May 12 - Dequincy City Hall - 300 North Holly Street, Dequincy Wednesday, May 13 - Iowa City Hall - 115 North Thompson Avenue, Iowa  Thursday, May 14 - Westlake City Hall - 1001 Mulberry Street, Westlake Friday, May 15 - To be Announced 

Testing will be performed from 9 a.m.-noon each day. A total of 130 tests per day can be performed. Testing criteria has been expanded.  To be eligible, residents must be 16 years or older (with ID) and must be a resident of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron or Jeff Davis parishes. 

There is no medical requirement. There is no cost. Residents may begin lining up at 8:30 a.m. Residents who are ill enough to require emergency care should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Testing is performed by a Quest Laboratory and the results may take up to 5 days to obtain. A total of 130 tests per day can be performed. No restrooms will be available. No pets are allowed. Residents with questions about the service should call 211.

Participating agencies include: Region 5 ESF-8 Health and Medical Coalition Louisiana Office of Public Health Avail Hospital The Louisiana National Guard Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

Please practice safe distancing, wash your hands, and wear your mask in public.
BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS!!
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Request for Proposal - 911

Request for Proposal

Allen Parish Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Communications Center  is soliciting bid proposals from qualified suppliers with expertise in communications systems for upgrade to existing Zetron Max Call Taking 6 server system with the 4 server Zetron Max Call Taking NG911 Ready Public Safety Answering point solution.  The identified requirements focus on replacing the 6 server system with the upgraded 4 server NG911 Max Call Taking system to support NG911 functionality including ESInet interface, text to 911, and RapidSOS integration.  The bidder will be responsible for the complete supply and installation to the existing installed equipment.

In order to be considered, bid proposals must be received by 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Allen Parish Sheriff's Office reserves the right to reject any and all bid proposals, to waive information and award as it might elect.  All bid proposals should be sealed and identified on the outside: Response to Request for Bid Proposal - 911 Upgrade.

To obtain information packet on this bid and its requirements please contact Pam Pender, Allen Parish Sheriff's Office at ppender@allenparishso.com or call 1-337-639-4353, Ext. 347.

Responses may be delivered as follows:  Mail to Post Office Box 278, Oberlin, LA  70655; email ppender@allenparishso.com or hand deliver to 7340 Highway 26, Oberlin, LA  70655.

Bids must be received by the date and time specified. Any proposal received after the date and time specified will be returned unopened. Bids may be withdrawn any time prior to the closing time scheduled for receipt. 

The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.

 

SCAM ALERT

Friends, 

   As we are going through this trying time of COVID-19, let us caution you about a scam that has been brought to our attention. 

A person will call you claiming to be with a law enforcement agency. Upon establishing whom they are talking to, the person will advise that you owe a certain amount of money to an agency or government entity. After telling you this, they will tell you that they have sworn out a warrant for your arrest. They will then tell you that the warrant can be stopped by your complying with paying the debt owed to the agency. The person will ask for you debit/credit card number or ask you to get a cash card or money transfer service to take care of the debt. Most companies or agencies that debts are owed to have went through extensive processes to notify you of any owed debt or charges. So DO NOT GIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION  to this person. This person is trying to scam you to get you account number or extort money from you that is not owed to them.

Victims of fraud should attempt to take down as much information from the caller as possible, including the phone number and details of the instructions provided to resolve the issue. They should then contact their local police department.

 

 

Phone scams targeting registered sex offenders in Allen Parish.

The scam works by someone calling a registered sex offender claiming to be a law enforcement official and telling them that they are not complying with their registration requirements. Sometimes the caller claims there is a warrant for the offender's arrest.

The caller then tells the offender that the only way they can resolve the issue is by buying a cash card or arranging a money transfer.

Anyone getting a call should not make any transaction without verifying that the call is valid, adding that law enforcement will never solicit registered sex offenders for money to comply with their registration requirements.

Issues with registration compliance are only resolved by an offender appearing at an approved registration site, or by personal contact with a law enforcement official.

Victims of fraud should attempt to take down as much information from the caller as possible, including the phone number and details of the instructions provided to resolve the issue. They should then contact their local police department.

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SHERIFF'S MESSAGE- COVID-19

MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF HEBERT

 

As of today, March 23, 2020, Allen Parish has had two reported cases of COVID-19.  Both were reported to be inmates in the Federal Detention Center in Oakdale. 

I want to reassure everyone that there will be no interruption or reduction in law enforcement protection from the Sheriff's Office or any of the police departments in the Parish.  I, and all of the Law Enforcement leaders, met today and we are fully committed both individually and collaboratively to making sure the residents of Allen Parish are fully protected.

Further, for those with loved ones in the Allen Parish Jail, my medical staff has implemented stringent anti-viral procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of those incarcerated.  I have arranged with the phone company to give every inmate one free 15 minute call a week to contact friends or family.

The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to take steps against possible infection.  Quarantine procedures are voluntary and I strongly encourage everyone to take every precaution to reduce or eliminate unnecessary exposure.  The latest Order of the Governor can be found at https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/93

For anyone unsure as to whether their employment is impacted by the Governor's Order that goes into effect this afternoon at 5 p.m., please go to IDENTIFYING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE DURING COVID-19 for more information.

We will present new information as it becomes available. 

OFFICE RESTRICTIONS

Friends,

  As we go through this time, please know that we are doing all that is possible to stop the infection of the public and our staff. Please see the Announcement below for information. BE SAFE & GOD BLESS!!

 

Click on this link for Document: Office Restrictions Pandemic.pdf

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

In an effort to reduce and limit the spread of COVID-19 in the parish of Allen, Louisiana, and to preserve the health and safety of all members of the public, between 12:00 am Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and Monday, April 13, 2020, the following are hereby in effect:

 

Access to Allen Parish Sheriff's Office Administration Buildings are hereby restricted and closed to public access.  All operations will continue in full effect but will be handled remotely.

 

Any and all other business should be handled through electronic means. Payments should be made via electronic payments at allenparishso.com online payment system or via mail by money order or cashiers check payable to Allen Parish Sheriff, P. O. Box 278, Oberlin, Louisiana  70655.

 

 

Entry into the Allen Parish Courthouse is also hereby restricted except for the following instances:

 

1) Persons under subpoena or notice to appear; 2) Persons applying for an emergency order; 3)Government employees processing emergency applications;

No additional friends or family members will be allowed to enter.  Only the person applying for the order will be allowed entry.

 

Legal deadlines, including liberative prescription and preemptive periods applicable to legal proceedings in all courts, administrative agencies, and boards have been suspended until at least Monday, April 13, 2020, per Proclamation Number JBE 2020-30 issued by Governor John Bel Edwards.

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS

Friends, 

 Here is the latest information from the Louisiana Depatment of Health on the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), Please read and Take ALL Precautions necessary. BE SAFE & GOD BLESS!!

 

LINK to Document: COVID-19 FAQ 3-15-20 (GOV).pdf

 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Updated March 15, 2020


Q: What are coronaviruses and what is COVID-19?
A: Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among
animals, including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then
spread between people such as has been seen with recent outbreaks of MERS and SARS. The most recently
discovered coronavirus is COVID-19, which is an infectious disease that was unknown before an outbreak in
Wuhan, China in December 2019.

Q: Is there a special information phone number for people to call with additional questions about COVID-19?
A: Yes. Louisiana 211 is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Health to ensure citizens access to the most
current information available for COVID-19. Simply dial 211 or text LACOVID to 898-211.

Q: How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Louisiana?
A: The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting cases of COVID-19 here. The website is updated twice daily,
at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. To date, most cases have been clustered in the New Orleans area.

Q: What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
A: For confirmed COVID-19 infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no
symptoms (similar to the common cold) to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:
• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing


Q: How would I become infected with COVID-19?
A: COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth when a person
infected with the disease coughs or exhales. These droplets can land on objects or surfaces, and can then be
transmitted from a surface when a person touches it and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth. People can
also become infected if they breathe in the droplets from the person who has COVID-19. This is why it's
important to stay at least 6 feet away from an infected person.


Q: How can I help protect myself?
A: The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. There are simple everyday
precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available,
use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available,
cough into your elbow.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


Q: Who is at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19?
A: Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease
seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness.


Q: What is the risk to children?
A: There is no evidence that children are more susceptible to COVID-19. In fact, most confirmed cases of COVID-
19 reported from China have occurred in adults. Infections in children have been reported, including in very
young children, but there are no presumptive positive cases in children in Louisiana. There is an ongoing
investigation to determine more about how this outbreak affects children.


Q: Is COVID-19 fatal?
A: While people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. and abroad, the majority of people who have been
diagnosed with COVID-19 do recover. The virus appears to only be severe if it reaches the lungs and remains
untreated. Most otherwise healthy people can recover from COVID-19 at home.


Q: How do I know to get tested?
A: If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, contact your primary care
physician for guidance. The Department of Health recommends COVID-19 testing for any patient with fever,
respiratory symptoms and a negative influenza test. After a test, all patients should remain isolated until they
are cleared by a physician or public health official. If you do not have a doctor or if you do not have insurance,
contact your nearest community health clinic. This website lists all of these clinics: www.lpca.net/main/forpatients/
find-a-health-center.


Q: What is Louisiana's testing capability?
A: Louisiana has a testing capability of several hundred patients. This number changes constantly as test kits are
used up and more arrive. The Office of Public Health has ordered additional testing kits from the CDC and has
been pleased that they arrived in a timely fashion.
Currently, the samples are coming to the OPH from provider referrals and are being accepted based on Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Commercial testing is now also available, and any positive private
lab tests that come back positive will be verified at the OPH lab in Baton Rouge and confirmed by the CDC lab in
Atlanta.


Q: What should I do if I have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
A: You should self-isolate and limit your contact with other people and you should contact your primary care
physician for guidance. If you develop a fever and a cough, you should contact your doctor.


Q: Should I go to the ER?
A: You should go to the ER if you are seriously ill (difficulty breathing, confusion, dehydrated). If you are sick with
typical cold symptoms, call your primary care doctor.


Q: What is the latest on the state's response to COVID-19?
A: On March 13, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a public health emergency in Louisiana. This makes certain
resources available to state agencies and local governments to assist them in responding to outbreaks of COVID-19. That declaration includes protections against price gouging and bans state employees from international
travel to Level 2 and Level 3 countries as designated by the CDC.


Additionally, the Louisiana Department of Health has ordered health care facilities in the state, including
hospitals and nursing homes, to restrict visitors to those deemed essential, vital or necessary to the care and
well-being of patients, clients and residents.
Also on March 13, the Governor signed a proclamation that immediately halts any gathering of more than 250
people until Monday, April 13. This limitation includes the closure of all K-12 public schools statewide effective
March 16, and it limits church services to gatherings to 250 people or fewer.
Separately on March 13, the governor postponed the April 4 elections until June and July.
Mirroring the federal government's response, we have moved from a 'containment' approach in which we
focused on travelers to a 'mitigation' approach in which we anticipate and plan for person-to-person
transmission in the community. We are focused on state and local government preparedness and are providing
support to health care providers, schools, businesses and community members to ensure they are adequately
prepared to take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19.


Q: Does the state's restricted visitors policy mean no visitors can enter a health care facility?
A: No. Health care facilities can allow visitors at their discretion, in consultation with families and responsible
parties. This order also doesn't apply to situations involving end-of-life care. However, no one who meets the
definition of a "restricted person" can be allowed in a health care facility.


Q: Can children still get school meals?
A: Yes, according to the Governor's recent order. It requires schools to use appropriate social distancing
measures and continue to provide meals or other essential services with applicable staff. Parents should contact
their child's school for specific instructions.


Q: Is it safe to receive a package from any area where COVID-19 has been reported?
A: Yes. The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the
virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, traveled, and exposed to different conditions
and temperature is also low.


Q: Are you in regular contact with the federal government?
A: Yes. We are in constant contact with the CDC and HHS. On March 12, the Governor and other state officials
met with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D. In addition, we have standing calls across state health
departments and a standing call internally in Louisiana. This is all very important so that we all have the latest
data, are on the same page and can adapt our plans as conditions change.

VISITATION

Friends,

    This has been given to the Sheriff from the state, Please make the necessary adjustments and notifications.

 

Visitation.pdf

DWI CHECKPOINT

    Friends,

       The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has secured a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, that allows our deputies to conduct Seat belt & DWI Checks in our parish. Tonight in an undisclosed location a DWI & SEAT BELT Checkpoint will be conducted in Allen Parish. Please DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE, WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT & BE SAFE. GOD BLESS!!

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