A message from Chief Sherman Jackson regarding the City of Gonzales Police Department resuming modified business hours as of Monday, May 18
The City of Gonzales Police Department will re-open its doors to the public on Monday, May 18, 2020. The business office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will continue to close at 11:15 on Friday. If you need immediate police assistance, the call button outside of the department is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience.
Our business office will be staffed with at least two clerks to assist you during our reduced office hours. We will resume issuing bartenders licenses on Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Background checks will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and again from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Officers will also resume fingerprinting as long as you have your own card provided to you by your employer.
Please abide by all social distancing guidelines when dealing with our staff, as we will be doing the same with you. You are urged to wear any and all personal protective equipment when coming into the office as well as out in public
Also, if you are sick, we may not be able to assist you at this time, as our goal is to keep you and our officers safe amid this opening phase of our office. Although our office will be open, we still urge you to continue to pay your fines and fees online or by phone if possible.
Should you have any questions, please contact us prior to coming into the office so that we can limit your time in the public sector.
I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all of the citizens of Gonzales for their support and understanding during this extremely stressful and unprecedented time. I, along with City Officials, will continue to monitor and comply with the guidelines set forth by Governor Edwards and will adjust our schedules accordingly.
I hope that my office was able to serve you as my business office worked remotely, and that my officers continued to patrol the city and answer calls. We will continue to protect and serve you as we learn and navigate this new normal.
Best wishes to you and your families,
Chief Sherman Jackson