Lafayette – So far in 2018 the Lafayette Police have responded to and investigated 12 homicides within Lafayette Parish. As of today’s date, 11 arrests have been made on these 12 cases.
Providing this trend continues, Lafayette will see 50% fewer homicides this year than were reported in 2017.
“As the year comes to a close, it’s encouraging to be able to report less violent crime occurring in Lafayette and it makes us hopeful for a bright future.” Chief Toby Aguillard
The police department attributes the successful arrest rate to the cooperation we have received from the citizens of our community, who are increasingly committed to ending the cycles of violence. Through out this year we have focused on building partnerships between community leaders, civic organizations, and the police department in an effort to identify and solve specific problems within the community. Additionally, the department’s pivot towards problem solving/community policing represents a continuous effort to increase the level of trust that our citizens have in their police department.
“Clearly there is more work that needs to be done, but we at the Lafayette Police Department are proud of the progress being made and we look forward to continuing to work with our community to improve quality of life for all.” Chief Toby Aguillard