Sheriff Webre announces task force to address rising crime in Donaldsonville

Sheriff Webre (at the podium) joined by Mayor Leroy Sullivan (at right)

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has created a new task force to help address a recent increase in crimes in the city of Donaldsonville. Beginning the week of June 6, deputies assigned to the task force will begin patrolling crime hotspots on selected dates and times.

“Over the last couple of years, there has been an uptick in crime nationwide, and our parish has not been immune from this. It is a necessary step that we increase law enforcement presence and be more visible in order to discourage bad behavior. Donaldsonville is a great city with rich culture and history, and we want to preserve that for the safety of our citizens who live there.” Stated Sheriff Bobby Webre.

On Thursday, June 2, Sheriff Webre met with Mayor Leroy Sullivan and the Donaldsonville City Council to discuss operations of the Task Force.

“We welcome this increase of additional law enforcement resources to Donaldsonville,” stated Mayor Leroy Sullivan. “It’s imperative that we take these steps to ensure that our families here feel safe during their daily routines, and when they close their eyes at night. I am confident that Sheriff Webre and his team will be vigilant and transparent during these efforts to keep our city safe.”

Mayor Sullivan and the City Council have committed to provide funding and resources towards this joint initiative.

You can watch the full press conference on our YouTube channel: