Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso wants to caution the citizens of Calcasieu Parish regarding the threats and rumors of riots that people are reading on social media sites in response to the police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota.
“We have not been able to corroborate any of these threats and rumors posted on social media,” says Sheriff Mancuso. “We will continue to check out each and every threat. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605. Our Criminal Intelligence Unit is working around the clock monitoring and analyzing these threats and rumors.”
Sheriff Mancuso wants to assure the people of our parish that the Sheriff’s Office is going to continue to protect and serve just as they always have. “We took an oath to keep our community safe and that’s what we intend to do,” says Mancuso. “Are we concerned? Yes! Are we on high alert? Yes! Are we sad? Absolutely! But we are going to hold our heads up and do our job.”
The outpouring of support from the community for the Sheriff’s Office has been overwhelming. “I am truly humbled by the phone calls and people stopping by to offer their support. Calcasieu Parish is a great place to live. It is comforting for the deputies to know they are strongly supported by their community,” says Mancuso.