SMPSO hosts law enforcement tour for parish leaders
FRANKLIN - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office opened their headquarters in Franklin last week to give 16 community leaders a look into the inner workings of parish law enforcement.
Parish officials said the program, called Leadership St. Mary, is an effort by parish authorities to recruit, inform and develop active leaders the community needs.
Captain Jonathan Booth began the tour with an overview of the Sheriff's Office, and gave some insight into ways law enforcement tools such as stun guns can help make the parish a safer place.
After a lunch provided by the parish jail kitchen, Leadership St. Mary members were taken to the shooting range for demonstrations of weapons and tactics.
Back at headquarters in Franklin, visitors received presentations on the parish dive team and mobile command center before Sheriff Mark Hebert led a concluding tour of the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center.