Safety Tips from Sheriff Tregre

New Year’s Eve Holiday Safety

Sheriff Mike Tregre calls for New Year's Eve Holiday Safety New Year's Eve marks the annual tradition of bidding farewell to the past year and ringing in the New Year with celebrations that often include alcohol as a part of the festivities. All too often, people...

Holiday Mail Theft Threats

Christmas is fast approaching and some holiday cards and gifts will soon make their way to family and friends via the U. S. Postal Service. Unfortunately, the increased volume of Christmas mail can also become a potential gold mine thieves who work overtime at this...

Fire Safety Advice

Sheriff Mike Tregre advises, Keep Fire Safety on the forefront of your holiday planning. As the holiday season approaches, Sheriff Tregre urges you to keep fire safety in mind when you do your holiday decorating. Whether it is careful candle placement or checking the...

Severe Storm Tips

"March through September is a time to be on the watch for stormy weather that can bring tornadoes," stated Sheriff Tregre. "Severe thunderstorms, hail, roaring noise, winds and funnel shaped clouds," described Sheriff Tregre"should find you...

Tips to Curb Deadly Car Accidents

Aggressive driving, speeding, alcohol, and sleepiness remain the primary causes behind automobile fatalities, according to newly released information based upon research conducted by an array of federal agencies and consumer groups says Sheriff Mike Tregre. Statistics...

School Bus Safety

Each school year is an exciting time for children to make new friends, learn new things, and for some, ride the school bus. Every day approximately 20 million students use school buses as transportation to and from school. Although school buses represent the safest...

Bullying Protection Tips

Protecting your child against Bullies Compared to all of the things kids can become involved in this day and age, bullying behavior might seem to be insignificant. But, it isn't.  More than 160,000 kids skip school every day because of bullying. What is bullying? It's...

Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Plans

Before, during and after the storm.... Hurricane. The mere mention of the word causes concern for south Louisianans inland and those along the coastal region of the state. And, it is with good reason, too. A hurricane is an enormously powerful force of nature, with...

Identity Theft Safety Advice

  Are You At Risk For It takes surprisingly little to become a victim of identity theft. A social security number or other personal identification ending up in the wrong person's hands can make one's life a lot more than just unpleasant. Here are some...

Mardi Gras Safety

Mastering the fine art of doing Mardi Gras with kids can lead to a tear-free, giggle-filled day. Children love the process, so let them assist in getting ready for any parties, help decorate the house and plan what costume they want to wear, explaining the custom and...

Women’s Safety Tips

Recent news events have cast Louisiana into the national spotlight as a result of high profile violent crimes against women in the state. "Southeast and Southwest Louisiana, in particularly, have been the primary settings of recent violent crimes against and...

ATM Security Measures

We take them for granted, these marvels of technology. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) offer convenience to busy bank customers and greatly reduce transaction costs to banks. But, as is often the case, technology has its downside. As the production and use of ATMs...

How Not to Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam

  Internet scammers casting about for people's financial information have a new way to lure unsuspecting victims: They go "phishing." Phishing, also called "carding," is a high-tech scam that uses spam to deceive consumers into disclosing...

Child Abduction Safeguards

  Tips to Keep Your It can happen in an instant and a child's life is forever changed. The 'it' is child abduction, a parent's worst fear and an experience one should never know. The recent spate of child abductions, and attempted abductions, in south Louisiana...

College Campus Safety

The transition from high school to college for young adults is filled with anticipation and excitement. And for those who will live away from home on campus, it may be their first experience with total independence. "Unfortunately, students oftentimes develop a...

Day Care Safety Tips

Sheriff Mike Tregre asks: DAY CARE: HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY? With millions of double-income households, more and more families have turned to day care as a primary means of child care. When parents entrust the welfare of their child in...

Domestic Violence Advice

A man who beats a woman will do it again. And again. And again. There are no class, racial, ethnic, religious or economic boundaries when it comes to domestic violence. Anyone can be a victim. Anyone. Sheriff Mike Tregre says, "Battering is about power...

Halloween Safety Tips

Recommended Trick or Treating Hours in St John Parish are Wednesday, October 31st, 2018  from  6:00pm   to 8:30pm   Before Halloween Halloween Street Safety Taking the "Boo" out of Halloween For Parents Only - As an added safety...

Holiday Shopper Advice

Sheriff Mike Tregre advises shoppers, Personal safety is a must this holiday season Shoppers are making their lists and checking them twice. But, they are probably neglecting to check their safety. Just how safe is shopping at this time of the year? Perhaps not nearly...

Home Security Advice

Sheriff Mike Tregre cautions, “Protect your family and home from intruders”. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season make you careless in protecting your home from potential criminals. Criminals take advantage of the holiday season...

Hunting Safety Advice

Hunting. It has been around for thousands of years. It is as much a part of Louisiana culture as are the moss draped oaks and festivals celebrating our way of life. But just as hunting can be challenging and invigorating, so can it be very dangerous as well, says...

Safe Summer Driving Plans

The start of summer signals vacation travel for millions and millions of Americans. And, the travel choice for most of them is still the road trip. A great deal of planning and preparation generally goes into making vacation travel as enjoyable as possible. Everything...