News Release

News Release

2019 Spring Citizen Police Academy

The next Alexandria Police Department Citizen Academy is coming up soon!  The Academy will begin March 7, every Thursday evening from 5-8 pm until April 18.  The Citizen Police Academy meets once a week for 7 weeks at the police academy.

The citizen Police Academy shows citizens how the Alexandria Police Department operates. We hope a better understanding of how your police department works will improve the relationship between citizens and officers.

Classes consist of an overview of the Alexandria Police Department, patrol functions, a tour of the department, internal affairs, family violence, DWI enforcement procedures, explanation of the use of deadly force, pursuit policies, crime prevention, personal safety and crime scene investigation techniques.

Dates

Starting March 7th, 2019

until April 18th, 2019

Every Thursday night

from 5:00PM-8:00PM

Who May Attend?

You must be at least 21 years of age

and pass a criminal background

check which will be conducted

on all applicants. Preference will be

given to those who reside in the

City of Alexandria.

 

 Please fill out an application using our online website

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

or

Complete and send or fax the application to:

 Alexandria Police Department

Community Police Division

1000 Bolton Ave.

Alexandria, LA 71301

Fax: 318-441-6520

Purpose

“The citizen’s academy is a tremendous

opportunity for the citizenry to have a

greater understanding of their police department.

This academy serves as an example of our

commitment to bridge the gap between law

enforcement and the people that we serve. It

also reinforces the principal that for the police

to be successful we must have a genuine

partnership with our community”

- Chief of Police Jerrod D. King


      Contact: Deputy Chief Green 318.441.6495

                                          Lt. Ronney Howard 318.441.6462

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fighting Crime with Your Help - A Message from APD

Today, we are reaching out to you, the members of our various Alexandria Neighborhood Watch groups. The reason we are looking to you for help is that you’ve already shown your interest and concern for your community by being a part of these groups.

APD is in the process of compiling a list of volunteers who will be part of a phone contact group of residents who have security cameras around their homes. We have started testing this group with a small number of residents in order to identify and better serve areas that have been repeatedly targeted by burglars. We have had great results in using this type of video footage to identify and prosecute criminals.

Please note that we are not asking to have access to your camera feed, or come into your homes to look at your cameras. This would simply be a list of residents we could call if there were a crime in your area. If, for example, a crime occurred down the street from you, one of our detectives might call and ask you to review your cameras to see if they caught any people or vehicles on video. This can also include “Ring Doorbell” and other Doorbell cameras.

We understand that privacy would be a concern for many of you. Information in the contact group is confidential, and access is limited to officers working in the Detective Division at the Alexandria Police Department.

“As I’ve said since I was appointed, everything that we do relies on our community, and this is no different. Having citizens who are willing to share information with each other, and with their police department, has proven to be a successful tool in the law enforcement toolbox. We anticipate this community involvement will lead to a decrease in crime among our residents, and help us serve you better.” --Chief Jerrod King

If you would like to participate, you can call the APD Detective Division at (318) 441-6416 and ask to speak to a supervisor about the “Camera Group,” or you can send an email to apd-detectives@cityofalex.com. The only information we ask for is your name, address and a contact phone number.

Two New Faces at APD

(2/11/2019, 1500 hrs) Two new officers began their careers with the Alexandria Police Department today. Both of these officers already have their Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) certification, and have experience as law enforcement officers. Officer Darron Randall comes to us from the Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office, and Officer Blaine Paul from the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office. Both with be hitting the streets soon, so look for them in your neighborhood!

Officer Darron Randall with Chief Jerrod King and Deputy Chief Cedric Green

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Officer Blaine Paul with Chief Jerrod King and Deputy Chief Cedric Green

Sergeant Rescues Woman from Burning House

(2/11/2019, 0915 hrs) Early on the morning of February 10, APD Sergeant Keith Mouliere was patrolling when he saw a house on fire in the 2800 block of Culpepper Road. After notifying Dispatch of the fire, he was met by a man who had escaped the house and informed him there were people still inside the house. Sgt. Mouliere ran to the side of the house where he pulled a woman through the window and out of the burning building, then radioed Dispatch again requesting additional units as there was reportedly still someone inside.

Several other officers arrived on scene and began trying to breach the door and make entry into the home, however the front door was obstructed from the inside. The Alexandria Fire Department arrived on scene and immediately began attempting to extinguish the fire. The woman was brought out to the street to wait for an ambulance to arrive. Several officers continued to try to get into the house until AFD firefighters told them to stand down until the blaze was extinguished. Once the fire was put out, a male subject was found deceased inside the home.

"It is in an emergency or a crisis like this that you see heroes reveal themselves," said Chief Jerrod King. "When I was told that Sgt.Mouliere had risked his life and injured himself to save someone else, I was proud, but I wasn't surprised. Keith has been an exemplary officer for more than 20 years, and he's been an inspiration that younger officers can look up to. Anyone who has worked with him can attest to his bravery, dedication, selflessness and professionalism.

"I also want to give credit to Lieutenant Rachal and everyone on Patrol Shift Delta, who continued fighting to get into that house until they had to be pulled back from it. Officer Shinhoster, Sergeant Beaman, Officer Francis, Sergeant Laborde, Corporal Powell, Corporal Collins, Officer Rachal, Corporal Fruge; these are some of the brave men and women who work your streets and neighborhoods. I'm inspired by them every day to work harder, and this is an example for all of us to follow to be the best law enforcement officers we can be."

AFD Fire Investigators and APD Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. Sgt. Mouliere was transported to a local hospital for treatment, as were the man and woman who had been inside when the fire began. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation continues. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Attempted Murder Suspect in Custody

UPDATE:
(2/10/2019, 1700 hrs) At approximately 3:30 pm today, Leandra McNeal turned himself in to detectives at the Alexandria Police Department. He was subsequently booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder.

"As always, I want to commend our detectives in the Crimes Against Persons Division for their hard work investigating this shooting," said Chief Jerrod King. "I also want to thank the tremendous support from the community, from people who have shared this information to those who have called in. We are lucky in Alexandria to have such a strong relationship with our residents and their support helps us do our jobs every day. We at the Alexandria Police Department will continue to strive to make these relationships even better."

The shooting is still under investigation, and further details will be forthcoming as they become available.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:
(2/8/2019, 1115 hrs) APD is asking for assistance locating a wanted subject, 19-year-old Leandra McNeal. McNeal is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at 6th Street and John Thomas Street in the night of February 5. McNeal is known to hang out on this corner and in the nearby area.

McNeal should be considered armed and dangerous; if you see him, do not approach. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Leandra McNeal, please contact the Alexandria Police Department Detective Division at (318) 441-6416, or after hours call Dispatch at (318) 449-5099.

Leandra McNeal

Missing Person - Jyrus Butler

APD is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 22-year-old male, Jyrus Butler. Butler was reported missing on February 8; according to witnesses, he was last seen on February 2, near Bolton Avenue and Jackson Street. He is possibly in the Bolton Street area. He is approximately 5'10", 165 lbs., unknown clothing.

If you see Jyrus Butler, or know of his whereabouts, please contact the Alexandria Police Department Detective Division at (318) 441-6416, or after hours call APD Dispatch at (318) 449-5099.

Jyrus Butler

One Deceased in Prospect Street House Fire

(2/7/19, 1955 hrs) On February 7, at approximately 6:00 pm, an APD officer on patrol observed a house fire in the 0-99 block of Prospect Street. The officer radioed dispatch to summon the Alexandria Fire Department, who arrived shortly after. Once the fire was under control, the body of an adult male was found inside the house. AFD Investigators, along with APD Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators, came to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire and the death of the male subject. At this time, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Further information will be forthcoming once it is confirmed.

Missing Person - Christian Hernandez

APD is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 46-year-old male, Christian Hernandez. Christian was reported missing on February 6, after he was not heard from since February 4. He is originally from Utah, and is a student at CLTCC in Alexandria. He is approximately 6'0", 250 lbs, wearing unknown clothing.

If you see Christian Hernandez, or know of his whereabouts, please contact the Alexandria Police Department Detective Division at (318) 441-6416, or after hours call APD Dispatch at (318) 449-5099.

Christian Hernandez

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