Approach With Care
Sheriff David Hedrick is excited to announce the launch of a new program, APPROACH WITH CARE, aimed at providing the highest level of service to people with special needs in our community. The goal of this program is to help law enforcement and first responders recognize when a vehicle or a home may be occupied by a person with a special need.
Law enforcement officers and first responders will recognize that there may be a person with a special need when they see a decal placed on the rear window of a vehicle or near the front door of a residence. The decal reads “Friend of Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office” and “Approach with Care”. The decal displays ribbons that represent some of the special needs that the program encompasses. These special needs can include, but are not limited to: dementia, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, down syndrome, hearing impaired or any other physical or mental disability.
Sheriff Hedrick wants to ensure that all interactions law enforcement have with a person with special needs is positive and safe for everyone involved. The goal is that the decal will help limit misunderstandings and communication barriers.
To register someone for the APPROACH WITH CARE program:
Visit the CPSO website @ www.concordiasheriff.org and complete the
Friends of Concordia Sheriff registration form.
Use the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office mobile app:
Click "MORE", then click Friends of Concordia Sheriff to complete the registration form.
Once registration is complete, decals will be mailed to you and your information will be given to 911 dispatchers to put into the computer system.
You may also contact Public Information Officer Brandy Spears at (318) 437-0439 with any questions.