Crimestoppers With Sheriff Bobby Webre


Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre was in studio for this weeks crimestoppers segment to talk about improvements that his department is making, including their partnership with the Next Door app.

Webre says that when he first became sheriff, he went out on a listening tour and wanted to start an app called Citizen Observer, but the citizens said that they were already using the Next Door app, which is why he decided to partner with them.  Next Door is a person to person contact app where neighbors can talk to one another about concerns in their neighborhoods and they can contact the police if they have any major concerns.

Staying with the technology topic, Webre discusses a license plate recognition software that was recently installed in some of their units.  He explains that there have been a number of stationary recognition systems in the parish but these are the first one’s on the actual vehicles.  This software reads every license plate but will send a hit out if the car is reported stolen or if the driver is wanted.

Sheriff Webre says that he was interested in bringing back K-9’s to his department, which hasn’t had K-9’s since the 90’s.  They have purchased two K-9’s already with the goal being to have 4.  These dogs are currently in Abbeville, Louisiana being trained.  Webre talks about how these dogs will help solve a lot of narcotics crime in the area.

Hear that and more from Sheriff Bobby Webre here!

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