REMEMBER: The legal level of
intoxication in Louisiana was lowered to .08%, and in some
instances drivers can be legally intoxicated and face arrest
after only a couple of drinks. Don't drink and drive!
Vince and Larry, the infamous Crash Test
Dummies, are also popular, enthusiastic spokesmen for the values
of P.O.S.S.E. and the Kenner Police Department. The Kenner
Police Department is the only agency is Louisiana to have its
own Vince and Larry dummies, thanks to a state grant.
Vince and Larry frequently appear at various community events,
such as the National Night Out Against Crime.
Seatbelt enforcement is also very
aggressive, with a 74% usage rate in the New Orleans
metropolitan area. Vehicles are now manufactured with
better safety features, but everyone in the vehicle must buckle
up, and children must be properly restrained.
Crime Prevention and Traffic
Traffic enforcement plays a major role
in crime prevention and should be an important part of any
department's overall crime prevention program. Criminals
are mobile and often use their vehicles to commit crimes.
However, a police department that makes numerous traffic stops
often helps take criminals off the streets. Traffic
enforcement is essential in detecting illegal activities and
apprehending criminals. Once word gets around that a
specific jurisdiction will not tolerate even the pettiest of
traffic offenses, criminals leave the area. Just as
arrests for curfew violations have reduced juvenile crime,
traffic enforcement has a direct correlation to crime and public
Call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2200
to schedule an appointment, to have your child
safety seat or booster seat installed in your vehicle or to
learn about child safety seat check-up events.