Please check and make sure your house number is clearly displayed. Our Security Officers
inform us that emergency vehicles have a difficult time finding an address and causes
unnecessary delays in reaching a residence. Note the size requirement of 3 inches.
The Baton Rouge Ordinance is quoted below:
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.
The LSA Security Detail
The LSA Security Detail was started in 1993 by Captain Ronnie Thompson of the Baton
Rouge Police Department. Captain Thompson retired in 2003 and his son Jason has
been heading up our Security Detail ever since.
Corporal Jason Thompson, has been a Baton Rouge Police Officer since 1999 and has
been part of our security detail since 2000. He drives a marked white Chevy Impala
and is assigned to Narcotic out of the DEA's office on North Acadian.
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.
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.