Greenwood Police Department

  • Agency: Greenwood Police Department
  • Address: 9381 Greenwood Road, Greenwood, 71033-2944 LA
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Greenwood Police Department is located at 9381 Greenwood Road, Greenwood, 71033-2944 LA. The Greenwood Police Department phone number is (318) 938-7261.

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National Night Out at TA RV Park 2018. Thanks for sharing the evening with us. I'm a little late in posting, but it's been crazy busy lately and I thought I'd posted some NNO2018 pics already

The State "Move Over" Law has changed recently. It now includes two lane highways: 125. Procedure on approach of an authorized emergency vehicle; passing a parked emergency vehicle A. Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible or visual signals, or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the highway clear of any intersection, and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer. B. When any vehicle making use of any visual signals as authorized by law, including the display of alternately flashing amber or yellow warning lights, is parked on or near the highway, the driver of every other vehicle shall: (1) When driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the same direction, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the parked vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions. If a lane change is not possible, the driver shall slow to a reasonably safe speed. (2) Maintain a safe speed for road conditions, if unable or unsafe to change lanes, or driving on a two-lane road or highway. C. This Section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway. D. Any person who violates the provisions of this Section shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars. Acts 1962, No. 310, §1. Amended by Acts 1980, No. 160, §1; Acts 2001, No. 583, §1; Acts 2008, No. 429, §1, eff. June 21, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 746, §1.

Last night, October 3, around 8:15 pm, Greenwood Police officers were directing traffic at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 169 AKA Greenwood-Mooringsport Road at I-20 Westbound Off Ramp #3 in Greenwood. They were directing traffic around a disabled tractor trailer and tow truck. A northbound pickup truck struck Senior Patrolman Chris Faris, six year veteran of GPD, as he stood in the roadway directing traffic. Ofc. Faris was treated and released from Oschner-University Health Hospital overnight.

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Tonight is National Night Out 2018. We hope to see you, if your neighborhood is hosting a block party. Residents in/on Summerwood, Cherry Hill, Tanya Drive, TA RV Park, and Greenwood Heights Street are hosting parties for their neighborhood. Come meet your neighbors, police, firemen, paramedics, and local officials.

Showing our support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We get asked about this recglarly: §80. Overtaking and passing school buses A.(1) The driver of a vehicle upon a highway meeting or overtaking from any direction any school bus that has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children shall stop the vehicle not less than thirty feet from the school bus before reaching such school bus when there are in operation on said school bus visual signals as required by R.S. 32:318, and said driver shall not proceed until such bus resumes motion or the visual signals are no longer activated. (2) The driver of any school bus is authorized to notify the appropriate law enforcement authority of any violation of this Subsection within twenty-four hours of the violation. This notification shall be in writing on a form provided to the bus driver by the school board, shall be signed by the school bus driver, under penalty of criminal prosecution, in the presence of two witnesses, and it shall include the license plate number and color of the vehicle. The notice may be sent to the appropriate law enforcement agency by mail, fax, or electronically. If mailed, the notice shall be deemed timely if postmarked the day after the violation. (3) The appropriate authority may issue a citation to the owner or, in the case of a leased vehicle, the lessee of the vehicle involved, on the basis of this information. The owner or lessee shall not be cited if the vehicle is stolen, or if another driver is cited for the violation. (4)(a) Any person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a violation of the provisions of this Subsection shall be subject to the following penalties: (i) If the violation does not result in the injury, serious bodily injury, or death of another person, the offender shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both, in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 32:398.2 and shall have his driver's license suspended in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 32:414(A)(2). (ii) If the violation results in the injury of another person, the offender shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars and may be subjected to a driver's license suspension for a period up to ninety days, or both. (iii) If the violation results in the serious bodily injury of another person, the offender shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars and may be subjected to a driver's license suspension of a period up to one hundred eighty days, or both. (iv) If the violation results in the death of another person, the offender shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars and may be subjected to a driver's license suspension for the greater of a period up to three hundred sixty days or as provided in R.S. 32:414(A)(2), or both. (b) In addition to the fines and penalties set forth in Items (a)(ii), (iii), and (iv) of this Paragraph, whoever is responsible for these violations shall be subject to the following penalties: (i) If the violation results in the injury of another person, the offender may be imprisoned for not more than six months. (ii) If the violation results in serious bodily injury of another person as defined in Subparagraph (c) of this Paragraph, the offender may be subjected to imprisonment up to six months. (iii) If the violation results in the death of another person, the offender may be subject to imprisonment up to twelve months. (c) For purposes of this Paragraph, "serious bodily injury" shall mean a bodily injury which involves unconsciousness, extreme physical pain, or protracted and obvious disfigurement, protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty, or a substantial risk of death. B.(1) Every school bus used for the transportation of school children shall bear upon the front and rear thereof the words "SCHOOL BUS" in black letters not less than eight inches in height placed as high as possible without impairment of visibility, and no other lettering shall be visible from the front or rear except the words "emergency exit" shall be painted in black letters at least two inches in height and approximately located near such exit. (2)(a) In addition, every school bus shall be equipped with visual signs and signals as required in R.S. 32:318. Such signs and signals shall be activated by the driver of said school bus under and only under one of the following conditions: (i) Such vehicle is stopped or is about to stop on the roadway for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children. (ii) Though not receiving or discharging school children, the bus is stopped or is about to stop because it meets or is following another bus that has such signs and signals activated. (b) The driver of any school bus equipped only with signal lamps as provided in R.S. 32:318(B)(1) shall activate such lamps at least one hundred feet, but not more than five hundred feet, before every stop for which activation is required and upon stopping shall exhibit the semaphore sign or signs provided for in R.S. 32:318(B)(2) and upon resuming motion shall deactivate both the lamps and the semaphore sign or signs. The driver of any school bus equipped with signal lamps as provided in R.S. 32:318(B)(4) shall activate the yellow (amber) lights at least one hundred feet, but not more than five hundred feet, before every stop for which activation is required, shall deactivate these lamps upon stopping, shall exhibit the red flashing lamps and semaphore sign or signs while stopped, and upon resuming motion shall deactivate both the lamps and the semaphore sign or signs. C.(1) The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus which is on a different roadway or when upon a controlled access highway and the school bus is stopped in a loading zone which is a part of or adjacent to such highway and where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway. (2) A highway with one lane in each direction and with a dedicated two-way left-turn lane shall not be considered a divided highway with separate roadways for purposes of this Section. D. When, if, and on the date that the Department of Transportation and Development develops, adopts, and promulgates guidelines to establish school bus loading zones pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9 of the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, the requirements of Subsection A of this Section regarding a vehicle stopping on a highway when meeting or overtaking a school bus and regarding the driver of a school bus activating the visual signs and signals shall be effective when a school bus stops on the shoulder of a highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children as provided in the guidelines. Acts 1962, No. 310, §1. Amended by Acts 1974, No. 342, §1; Acts 1976, No. 383, §1; Acts 1977, No. 262, §1, eff. July 7, 1977; Acts 1982, No. 140, §1; Acts 1983, No. 503, §1; Acts 1983, No. 568, §1, eff. May 1, 1984; Acts 1984, No. 626, §1; Acts 1986, No. 393, §1; Acts 1986, No. 720, §1; Acts 1986, No. 125, §1; Acts 1987, No. 709, §1; Acts 2004, No. 208, §1; Acts 2007, No. 60, §1; Acts 2012, No. 259, §1; Acts 2016, No. 535, §1.

DWI can be drug related, too.

This one may come in handy, today! PART V. EQUIPMENT OF VEHICLES SUBPART A. LAMPS AND OTHER LIGHTING EQUIPMENT §301. When lighted lamps are required A. Every vehicle upon a highway within this state shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices as hereinafter respectively required for different classes of vehicles subject to exception with respect to parked vehicles at any of the following times: (1) At any time between sunset and sunrise. (2) When, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernable at a distance of five hundred feet ahead. (3) When moisture in the air or precipitation necessitates the continuous use of windshield wipers. (4) While driving in a tunnel. B. Any person found in violation of Subsection A of this Section may be fined not more than twenty-five dollars. No court costs shall be assessed in addition to the fine authorized by this Section. Violations of the provisions of this Section shall not be considered moving violations. Acts 1962, No. 310, §1; Acts 1997, No. 381, §1; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 118, §1, eff. May 5, 1998; Acts 2012, No. 379, §1.

Please, don't drive with foreign substances in your system. we are currently working a DWI. The driver was involved in a minor traffic crash and has admitted to smoking MOJO (potpourri/synthetic marijuana). They were in no condition to be driving!

This suspect was arrested in Shreveport today on outstanding warrants. One of the warrants was obtained after he ran from the scene of a traffic stop in Greenwood in August. A large quantity of suspected heroin was recovered from the vehicle he left behind. We would like to thank everyone that assisted in bringing this fugitive to CCC.

Railway Safety Week: 171. Obedience to signal indicating approach to train; reporting violations; penalties A. Whenever any person driving a motor vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in this Section, the driver of such vehicle shall stop within fifty feet but not less than fifteen feet from the nearest rail of such railroad, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely. The foregoing requirements shall apply when: (1) A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a railroad train. (2) A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train. (3) A railroad train approaching within approximately nine hundred feet of the highway crossing emits a signal in accordance with R.S. 32:168, and such railroad train, by reason of its speed or nearness to such crossing, is an immediate hazard. (4) An approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing. (5) A stop sign is erected at the approach to a railroad grade crossing. B. No person shall stop a motor vehicle upon any railroad crossing. C. No person shall drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed when an approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing. D. No person shall drive any vehicle across any railroad crossing while the signal devices are flashing when an approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing. E. At any railroad grade crossing provided with railroad cross buck signs, without automatic, electric, or mechanical signal devices, crossing gates, or a human flagman giving a signal of the approach or passage of a train, the driver of a vehicle shall in obedience to the railroad cross buck sign, yield the right of way and slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and shall stop, if required for safety, at a clearly marked stopped line or, if no line, within fifty feet but not less than fifteen feet from the nearest rail of the railroad and shall not proceed until he or she can do so safely. If a driver is involved in a collision at a railroad crossing or interferes with the movement of a train after driving past the railroad cross buck sign, the collision or interference is prima facie evidence of the driver's failure to yield the right of way. F. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be fined as follows: (1) On first offense the fine shall be not more than two hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both. In addition, the person in violation shall be required to attend an Operation Lifesaver Course to be given by a certified Operation Lifesaver presenter within one hundred eighty days after adjudication of the citation. It shall be the responsibility of the violator to notify the appropriate court of the successful completion of the Operation Lifesaver Course. Twenty-five dollars of each fine imposed pursuant to the provisions of this Paragraph shall be collected by the court and shall immediately be forwarded to the state treasurer. After compliance with the requirements of Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, an amount equal to that deposited into the state treasury shall be deposited and credited to the Railroad Crossing Safety Fund as created pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 48:393. (2) On second and each subsequent offense, the fine shall not be more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than ninety days, or both. In addition, the person in violation shall be required to attend a one-day safe driver's course designed by Operation Lifesaver within one hundred eighty days after adjudication of the citation. It shall be the responsibility of the violator to notify the appropriate court of the successful completion of the Operation Lifesaver Course. Twenty-five dollars of each fine imposed pursuant to the provisions of this Paragraph shall be collected by the court and shall immediately be forwarded to the state treasurer for deposit in the state treasury. After compliance with the requirements of Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, an amount equal to that deposited into the state treasury shall be deposited in and credited to the Railroad Crossing Safety Fund pursuant to R.S. 48:393. (3) Any person who violates any provision of this Section by racing a train to a railroad crossing and thereby causes immediate danger to any railroad crew member, the general public, or damage to any property in the immediate vicinity of the crossing shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars. In addition, the person in violation shall be required to attend a one-day safe driver's course designed by Operation Lifesaver within one hundred eighty days after the adjudication of the citation. It shall be the responsibility of the violator to notify the appropriate court of jurisdiction of the successful completion of the Operation Lifesaver Program. (4) If a violator fails to attend any safe driving courses pursuant to this Subsection, the department shall suspend such violator's driving privileges for a period of thirty days. G. The governing authority of a municipality may enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement authorizing certified railroad law enforcement officers to assist in the enforcement of state laws and local ordinances pertaining to railroad grade crossings within its municipal limits. H. The operator, engineer, or conductor of any train is authorized to notify the appropriate law enforcement authority of any railroad grade crossing violation within thirty-six hours of the violation. The operator, engineer, or conductor shall report such violations by affidavit which shall contain the color, license number, and any other identifiable information from the vehicle involved in the violation. In addition to the affidavit, the law enforcement officer may rely upon other evidence of a grade crossing violation including photographic or video evidence. A law enforcement officer may issue a citation to the owner or driver of the vehicle, or in the case of a leased vehicle, the lessee or driver of the leased vehicle, on the basis of the information contained in the affidavit or photographic or video evidence. The owner or lessee shall not be cited if the vehicle had been stolen. Acts 1962, No. 310, §1. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 669, §1; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 122, §1; Acts 2001, No. 352, §1; Acts 2001, No. 569, §1; Acts 2005, No. 477, §1.

We will be participating and hoping to improve railroad crossing safety tomorrow. http://bluebulletin.com/Classifieds/Announcements/Item_21498.aspx

§171. Motor vehicles approaching railroad crossings; reporting violations; penalties A. Whenever any person driving a motor vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in this Section, the driver of such vehicle shall stop within fifty feet but not less than fifteen feet from the nearest rail of such railroad, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely. The foregoing requirements shall apply when: (1) A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a railroad train or other on-track equipment. (2) A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train or other on-track equipment. (3) A railroad train or other on-track equipment approaching within approximately nine hundred feet of the highway crossing emits a signal in accordance with R.S. 32:168, and such railroad train or other on-track equipment, by reason of its speed or nearness to such crossing, is an immediate hazard. (4) An approaching railroad train or other on-track equipment is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing. (5) A stop sign is erected at the approach to a railroad grade crossing. B. No person shall stop a motor vehicle upon any railroad crossing. C. No person shall drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed when an approaching railroad train or other on-track equipment is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing. D. No person shall drive any vehicle across any railroad crossing while the signal devices are flashing when an approaching railroad train or other on-track equipment is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing. E. At any railroad grade crossing provided with railroad cross buck signs, without automatic, electric, or mechanical signal devices, crossing gates, or a human flagman giving a signal of the approach or passage of a train or other on-track equipment, the driver of a vehicle shall in obedience to the railroad cross buck sign, yield the right of way and slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and shall stop, if required for safety, at a clearly marked stopped line or, if no line, within fifty feet but not less than fifteen feet from the nearest rail of the railroad and shall not proceed until he or she can do so safely. If a driver is involved in a collision at a railroad crossing or interferes with the movement of a train or other on-track equipment after driving past the railroad cross buck sign, the collision or interference is prima facie evidence of the driver's failure to yield the right of way. F. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be fined as follows: (1) On first offense the fine shall be not more than two hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both. In addition, the person in violation shall be required to attend an Operation Lifesaver Course to be given by a certified Operation Lifesaver presenter within one hundred eighty days after adjudication of the citation. It shall be the responsibility of the violator to notify the appropriate court of the successful completion of the Operation Lifesaver Course. Twenty-five dollars of each fine imposed pursuant to the provisions of this Paragraph shall be collected by the court and shall immediately be forwarded to the state treasurer for deposit in the state treasury. (2) On second and each subsequent offense, the fine shall not be more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than ninety days, or both. In addition, the person in violation shall be required to attend a one-day safe driver's course designed by Operation Lifesaver within one hundred eighty days after adjudication of the citation. It shall be the responsibility of the violator to notify the appropriate court of the successful completion of the Operation Lifesaver Course. Twenty-five dollars of each fine imposed pursuant to the provisions of this Paragraph shall be collected by the court and shall immediately be forwarded to the state treasurer for deposit in the state treasury. (3) Any person who violates any provision of this Section by racing a train or other on-track equipment to a railroad crossing and thereby causes immediate danger to any railroad crew member, the general public, or damage to any property in the immediate vicinity of the crossing shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars. In addition, the person in violation shall be required to attend a one-day safe driver's course designed by Operation Lifesaver within one hundred eighty days after the adjudication of the citation. It shall be the responsibility of the violator to notify the appropriate court of jurisdiction of the successful completion of the Operation Lifesaver Program. (4) If a violator fails to attend any safe driving courses pursuant to this Subsection, the department shall suspend such violator's driving privileges for a period of thirty days. G. The governing authority of a municipality may enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement authorizing certified railroad law enforcement officers to assist in the enforcement of state laws and local ordinances pertaining to railroad grade crossings within its municipal limits. H. The operator, engineer, or conductor of any train or other on-track equipment is authorized to notify the appropriate law enforcement authority of any railroad grade crossing violation within thirty-six hours of the violation. The operator, engineer, or conductor shall report such violations by affidavit which shall contain the color, license number, and any other identifiable information from the vehicle involved in the violation. In addition to the affidavit, the law enforcement officer may rely upon other evidence of a grade crossing violation including photographic or video evidence. A law enforcement officer may issue a citation to the owner or driver of the vehicle, or in the case of a leased vehicle, the lessee or driver of the leased vehicle, on the basis of the information contained in the affidavit or photographic or video evidence. The owner or lessee shall not be cited if the vehicle had been stolen.

Thank you, everyone, for the kind words and prayers. He will truly be missed-he already is!

Greenwood lost a true hero. Yesterday morning, Ofc. David Owen passed away. He was a very dedicated and loved officer. Most probably didn't know, he was a lifelong diabetic and was awaiting his third organ transplant. This rarely slowed him down. He was always happy and smiling. He loved serving Greenwood. He will truly leave a hole in our hearts. Please, continue to pray for his family.

Officer David Owen has been with the Greenwood Police Department approximately 8 years. He started as a Reserve (non-paid) Officer and has recently worked as a part-time officer. Ofc. Owen has been having some serious medical issues and is in the Critical Care Unit at a local hospital. Please, say a prayer for him and his family as he fights for his life. Thank you in advance!

Greenwood Traffic Citations issued after August 31,2018 can be paid online at the link below: www.quickcourt.biz/greenwood

Very often, we are conducting business on the side of the roadway and a citizen pulls up and exits their vehicle to approach us. This is generally a bad idea and creates an unsafe environment for all parties. We don't know who you are or what your intentions are. Recently, we were contacting a VIOLENT Emotionally Disturbed Person and had a clueless couple pull up, behind out units that were on the shoulder of the roadway with the lights on,asking for directions. This blocked the visiblility of our emergency lights and approaching traffic had no clue we were there. We've been in the middle of arresting criminal suspects and had people pull up asking questions about crashes that had happened on I-10. Often, we conduct a traffic stop and passing family/friends want to stop and get out of the vehicle. This is not the proper thing to do. Go down the road and wait. If we need your assistance or input, we'll contact you and request that you come to the scene. And NEVER exit your vehicle, AFTER the officers have instructed you to stay in your vehicle. We're not being rude, but we are trying to conduct the business at hand the safest way possible. You stoppping and getting out to interfere slows this process down-which makes it less safe. You distract the officers from the task at hand-which makes it less safe. Thank you for your cooperation.