PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon
attended Thursday night’s AARP monthly meeting and dinner at the Pierre Part
Sheriff Falcon was the guest speaker. The Sheriff spoke to the group on the current
state of the office. Sheriff Falcon said
that in less than one year, deputies have completed nearly 4000 hours of
training. The Sheriff committed during
his campaign that he would contribute a portion of his salary which would be
dedicated to training. Since assuming office,
Sheriff Falcon has donated 1/3 of his salary to the cause.
Sheriff spoke about current issues affecting juveniles
and also addressed upcoming legislation which he feels could have some far
reaching and negative effects on the criminal justice system.
Since taking office, Sheriff Falcon has increased
manpower to the Uniform Patrol Division and Detectives. Narcotics arrests have increased dramatically
under Falcon and the Sheriff said that is one of his highest priorities. With that comes increasing costs to house