Nicholls Police Department Set to Host Positive Reinforcement Events

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls Police Department is set to host its Law Enforcement Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, inside the Student Union. Several agencies will have tables to provide students with safety tips, resources, giveaways, activities and career opportunities. In addition, Louisiana State Police will be in front of the Student Union with the DWI Command Center.  

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, Nicholls Police Department is also set to host a seatbelt checkpoint in front John L. Guidry Stadium from 8 a.m. until noon. T-shirts will be handed out as prizes for those correctly passing through the checkpoint. 

“Hosting engaging events is important in building community support. In order to be safe and prevent crime, there must be a partnership between law enforcement and the community it serves with a shared understanding of what is expected and mutual respect for one another. By getting to know our students, faculty and staff, we are able to establish a rapport before ever having to act in a law enforcement capacity, thus making that interaction a smoother one. In particular, our events this week are a chance for our students to learn about what resources our law enforcement partners bring to the table,” said Chief Alexander Barnes, Director of University Police and Parking Services.

Nicholls State University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living and working environment for all members of the University community. The Department of University Police is committed to ensuring that the Nicholls campus is a safe, secure environment for students, employees, community members and visitors.

Police-commissioned law enforcement officers patrol the campus 24 hours each day of the year. University police officers are responsible for law enforcement and vehicle traffic control, which includes responding to service calls, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, traffic accidents and any requests requiring police assistance. The department also remains proactive through crime prevention strategies and education and by responding to the needs of the Nicholls community. To learn more about Nicholls Department of University Police, visit https://www.nicholls.edu/police/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT: Jerad David, Director of Communications, 985.448.4303 or jerad.david@nicholls.edu

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