CPSO to give out free gun locks to residents - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

CPSO to give out free gun locks to residents

Posted by: Shawn Herndon - sherndon@kplctv.com

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be giving out free safety gun locks to residents throughout Calcasieu Parish as part of the nationwide firearm safety education program.

The locks will be handed out starting on Monday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the following locations in Calcasieu Parish:

* CPSO Main Office – 5400 E. Broad St., Lake Charles

* South Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center – 7098 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles

* Sulphur Law Enforcement Center – 1525 Cypress St., Sulphur

* Vinton Law Enforcement Center – 1302 Center St., Vinton

* DeQuincy Law Enforcement Center – 618 E. Center St., DeQuincy

* Moss Bluff Law Enforcement Center – 115 Bronco Ln., Moss Bluff

* Iowa Law Enforcement Center – 203 Hwy 90 W, Iowa

* Central Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center – 2112 Moeling St., Lake Charles

* Carlyss Law Enforcement Center – 4525 Hwy. 27 S., Sulphur

* Starks Law Enforcement Center – 4352 Hwy 12, Starks

"In Calcasieu Parish we have a rich tradition of gun ownership and hunting, but owing a gun carries a serious responsibility.  It is a simple thing to lock up your gun to keep it out if reach of children.  I encourage everyone to pick up their free gun lock because nothing is more important than keeping our children safe," said Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

The free locks will continue to be distributed Monday through Friday until they have all been given out. 

There is a limit of one gun lock per family.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • What's Going Around: travel-related illnesses

    What's Going Around: travel-related illnesses

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:05:25 GMT

    Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses goes on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a long, growing list of travel advisories to many countries this summer and if you do not take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around this week. 

    More >>

    Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses goes on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a long, growing list of travel advisories to many countries this summer and if you do not take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around this week. 

    More >>
  • New DNA technology advances helps find alleged murderer in 2009 cold case

    New DNA technology advances helps find alleged murderer in 2009 cold case

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:26:08 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Monica Quaal handles DNA from crime scenes across southwest Louisiana. "We just take evidence from law enforcement agencies they collect at the scene and then we take samples from it," said Quaal the DNA technical leader at the southwest Louisiana Crime Lab.  It's samples Quaal tries to find a match for and she has been working on a case for the past seven years. The 2009 Sierra Bouzigard cold case. The DNA had been placed in CODIS, a DNA database, but...

    More >>

    Monica Quaal handles DNA from crime scenes across southwest Louisiana. "We just take evidence from law enforcement agencies they collect at the scene and then we take samples from it," said Quaal the DNA technical leader at the southwest Louisiana Crime Lab.  It's samples Quaal tries to find a match for and she has been working on a case for the past seven years. The 2009 Sierra Bouzigard cold case. The DNA had been placed in CODIS, a DNA database, but...

    More >>
  • Ideas for tackling teen violence include church activities and teen dances

    Ideas for tackling teen violence include church activities and teen dances

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:21:40 GMT

    A lot of recent violent crime in the Lake area has involved teens. which leads to the question what can be done to stop the violence among our youth?  A concerned citizen and statewide church group are among those working to help young people avoid trouble and find the right path. People from around the state who belong to the Louisiana Home and Foreign Missions of the Baptist State Convention Inc. are in Lake Charles this week.  An event at a local church site might ...

    More >>

    A lot of recent violent crime in the Lake area has involved teens. which leads to the question what can be done to stop the violence among our youth?  A concerned citizen and statewide church group are among those working to help young people avoid trouble and find the right path. People from around the state who belong to the Louisiana Home and Foreign Missions of the Baptist State Convention Inc. are in Lake Charles this week.  An event at a local church site might ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly