The LSA Security Detail was started in 1993 by Captain Ronnie Thompson of the Baton
Rouge Police Department. Captain Thompson retired in 2003. I have asked the officers
to randomly make house calls for a brief period each week to introduce themselves
to the residents.
We have a fine group of dedicated officers and they are doing their very best to
keep Lake Sherwood safe.
If residents need to contact one of the officers, they should call the main number
for the City Police and request the officer(s) return their call.
Please remember to call the appropriate authorities for any emergencies.
Security Systems and lighting are a Great Deterrent.
Fire & Ambulance 911,
Police (389-2000) or 911
We have a very nice neighborhood and many people are working very hard to make it
Please remember to do what you can to secure your homes and valuables.
SAFETY NEWS for YOUR HOME
Vacation-Proof Your Home
Many of us look forward to this time of year, because it means getting away for a
while to relax and have fun on vacation. The last thing you want to worry about
is whether your home is secure. Give yourself some peace of mind – before leaving
on your trip, review these tips:
Lock tools away so they cannot be used to break into your home
Look over your backyard, patio and other outdoor areas to be sure all toys, bikes,
lawn equipment, and other valuables are stored
Have a neighbor collect newspaper, mail and packages during your absence
Be sure you account for and collect all keys – from sitters, domestic help, etc.
- before leaving home
Make sure any vehicles left out of storage are locked and that all valuables are
removed – including IDs, keys and garage door openers
Contact your security system company to let them know you will be away so they
can make a note on your account and to test your system before leaving.
Recent 2018 LSA Burglary Demonstrates the Importance of an Alarm System
Last week a criminal broke open the rear door of a home on Lake Sherwood Avenue South
and stole money and valuables. The home was equipped with an alarm system, but no
alarm sounded. The owners believe that the system malfunctioned.
During my time here, there has not been a successful robbery to any home that had
an active, set, and monitored alarm system. Since no alarm sounded, our record still
stands. Please do what you can to protect your property, including periodically testing
your alarm system and monitor response time.
I encourage each of you that do not have a monitored security system to look into
getting one and setting it even if you are at home.
Special Medical Emergency Safety Alert
In an emergency, an EMS Ambulance driver could be hampered by the fact that very
few of our residences have the front porch light on in the evening illuminating the
address of the house.
This could be a life or death situation where minutes can matter in receiving assistance.
Please be sure that your address is illuminated during the evening hours. It is a
simple fix. Just install a fixture that goes on at dusk and off in the morning. If
you do not want to install a new fixture, you can just get a screw in adapter to
the present fixture that will accomplish the same thing.
A. It is hereby made the duty of each and every property owner holder to number
or have numbered with Arabic numbers not less than three (3) inches in height every
residential, commercial, or industrial building belonging to him in accordance with
the following provisions. The number to be assigned such main building is to be assigned
by the Department of Public Works.