Sheriff announces new public awareness initiative

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi has announced the establishment of a new public awareness initiative, "See Something, Say Something," to remind residents of the importance of reporting suspicious or illegal activity to the Sheriff's Office.

The See Something, Say Something campaign was originally used by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and is being used nationwide by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security against terrorism-related crime.

However, Stassi said the goal of the Iberville campaign is to encourage residents to report any kind of suspicious or illegal activity, whether it's shoplifting, or vandalism, a possible drug deal, or any other suspicious activity.

"There are many more good, law abiding residents of Iberville than there are criminals, but law enforcement cannot be everywhere all the time," Stassi said. "Alert residents can be our ears and eyes in every community of this parish, and we can make sure Iberville stays safe for all our families and businesses."

The Sheriff's Office campaign will include posting the See Something, Say Something reminder, with the Sheriff's Office phone number on the Sheriff's website and Facebook pages and on posters and billboards throughout the parish.

To report suspicious activity or information, call the Sheriff's Office at 225-687-3553.