West Side Visitation Center provides bulletproof vests for Plaquemine officers

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

West Side Visitation Center board of directors is spearheading a campaign to provide bullet proof vests for Plaquemine police officers to enhance the safety of Plaquemine officers.

“The Plaquemine Police Department became one of our first partner agencies when we decided to open a supervised visitation and safe exchange center in Plaquemine,” said Dr. Charlene Bishop, project director and co-founder of the center.  Officers have worked with WSVC staff to ensure the safety of families with high risk that have utilized services in the center, according to Charlene.  

“We are asking members of the community to get ‘invested’ to help ensure the safety of our friends and neighbors behind the badges,” Bishop said.  

The bullet proof vests provided to police officers cost $650 each.  Donations of any amount can be made by check, payable to West Side Visitation Center and mailed to P.O Box 412 Plaquemine, LA, 70765. 

The West Side Visitation Center provides supervised visitation and safe exchange services for families that are experiencing domestic violence, stalking, child abuse, substance abuse, mental health challenges, high conflict, reunification, paternity disputes and other family matters.  For more information, contact WSVC at 225-238-6363 or email them at