Southeastern to host Safety Expo


Thursday, July 8, 2021 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department is hosting its Public Safety Expo on Saturday, July 31. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the free event will take place in the parking lots surrounding Southeastern’s University Center.
     Representatives from various agencies will attend to showcase their divisions and conduct safety presentations. Safety presentations include child safety seat inspections and installations, firearms safety and situational awareness, impaired driving awareness, DNA and fingerprinting kits for kids, bicycle safety and more. Area food trucks and vendors will also be on site selling food items.
     “Entry to the event and participation in the stations are free,” said Assistant Director for Business Operations Tiffany Chavers-Edwards. “We will also have a dunk tank, where participants can purchase throws to dunk a police officer. Southeastern Police Chief Michael Beckner and Hammond Police Chief Edwin Bergeron will take turns in the booth. All proceeds collected are being donated to Tangi Crime Stoppers.”
     Participating in the expo are Southeastern Police Department, Hammond Police Department, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Customs and Border Patrol, Louisiana State Police, Acadian Ambulance, Canadian National Railroad, and Louisiana Army National Guard.
     For more information, contact the Southeastern Police Department at 985-549-2318 or

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