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Support Our Lafayette Sheriff’s Deputies

In 2002 a (1) penny law enforcement district tax was passed in the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish.

The Tax did not properly address the current or future law enforcement needs of Lafayette Parish.

On December 8, 2018, A comprehensive law enforcement district tax will be placed on the ballot. The specifics purpose of the measure:
■ The current one cent sales tax, collected in the unincorporated areas in the parish, will be reduced from one cent to a 1⁄2 cent
■ The 1⁄2 cent sales tax will be reapportioned to include the entire parish

The Sheriff’s office needs your support to fund one the of most vital organizations in Lafayette Parish.

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Why Does The Sheriff’s Office Need More Funding?

Debt and Payroll/Benefits

FACT 1: The Public Safety Complex represented $18 million dollars in debt when the current administration took office.

FACT 2: Funding payroll and benefits has required the Sheriff’s office to borrow $6 million dollars over the last 2 years

FACT 3:  Since the original tax passed in 2002, the parish has grown by 59,000.

Public Safety Complex

This Old Debt Affects Operational Readiness

The Public Safety Complex represented 18 million dollars in debt when the current administration took office.

$18

Million In Debt

Payroll/Benefits

We Have Had To Pay Our Officers And Staff With Borroweed Money

The Sheriff’s department has been forced to borrow $6 million dollars over the last 2 years alone.

  • 6 Million

Population Growth Since 2002

Lafayette Sheriff and Police have responded to 2.5 million 911 calls since 2002

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office total calls for service up 30% in last decade, with no increase in tax revenue to the Sheriff’s office.

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Increase in LPSO Service Calls This Past Decade

What Does This Mean?

Revenue will address funding needs for Sheriff’s Office services parish wide, and other law enforcement needs in Lafayette Parish

Why a Sales tax and Not a Property Tax?

A sales tax allows residents & non-residents to help finance public safety.

What’s Been Done to cut Costs At The Sheriff’s Office?

  • Reduced Overtime 90% 90%

Reducing overtime from $343,875  to $34,813

$2.8 Million

Corrections Payroll Savings

Reduced payroll from $24,535,289  to $21,697,692

Don’t Forget to Vote!

If you live in Lafayette Parish, please go vote on December 8, 2018.

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