Welsh Police Department

  • Agency: Welsh Police Department
  • Address: 201 South Elms St., Welsh , 70591 LA
  • Chief: Ben T Richard (Chief of Police)
Phone: (337) 734-2626
Fax: 337-734-4001
Email:

Welsh Police Department is located at 201 South Elms St., Welsh , 70591 LA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ben T Richard. The Welsh Police Department phone number is (337) 734-2626.

Welsh Police Department News

The Welsh Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Patrol Lieutenant to Matt Doucet. Lt. Doucet has been with the Welsh Police Department since March of 2013.

The Welsh Police Department conducted Active Shooter Training at both Welsh Elementary and High School yesterday. We would like to thank the Lake Charles Police Department for coming out and having members of their S.W.A.T. Team provide excellent training as always.

The Welsh Police Department conducted Active Shooter Training at both Welsh Elementary and High School yesterday. We would like to thank the Lake Charles Police Department for coming out and having members of their S.W.A.T. Team provide excellent training as always.

Say Hello to Officer Josh! Today we had the honor of making Josh Chief for the day. Josh is a young man that loves police work and today it was an adventure. We patrolled the streets of Welsh, shot radar and he made his 1st. arrest. GREAT JOB JOSH!!!

Say Hello to Officer Josh! Today we had the honor of making Josh Chief for the day. Josh is a young man that loves police work and today it was an adventure. We patrolled the streets of Welsh, shot radar and he made his 1st. arrest. GREAT JOB JOSH!!!

The Welsh Police Department is currently taking applications for a full time patrol officer. Please apply in person. You must be at least 18 years or older and have a high school diploma. Please apply at 201 W. South St.

On Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 0045Hrs an officer with the Welsh Police Department working TED conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 90mph along I-10. During the stop dispatch advised the officer that the vehicle was reported stolen from Texas. At this time the driver 19 year old Deon Willams of Port Arthur TX was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. During the inventory of the vehicle officers located narcotics in the vehicle. Soon after locating the narcotics the passenger 17 year old Christopher Goody of Port Arthur TX. was taken into custody. Both Willams and Goody were arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, Possession of Schedule’s I and II narcotics. Both were booked into the Welsh City Jail.

On Monday April 16th 2018 Welsh Police Department officers responded to a report of shoplifting and a fight at 518 E. Russell Ave. Welsh, LA (Market Basket) Upon arrival officers observed a silver Honda Accord fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed, which witnesses indicated was one of the suspect’s fleeing. Officer’s pursued the vehicle South on Hwy 99. The pursuit ended when the suspect’s vehicle left the roadway and crashed at Hwy 99 and Wild road. Upon securing the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Kennya Rivera, officer’s secured the scene of the crash. Officer’s observed items which they believed to be illegal narcotics in the debris from the crash. Officer’s had the vehicle towed to the Town of Welsh Police Department, where a search warrant was issued to search the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle officer’s located additional illegal narcotics inside the vehicle. Additional officers continued the initial investigation at Market Basket. During their initial arrival, officer’s learned from witnesses of a second suspect, Kirk August, whom was involved in the incident. Kirk was still on scene, when officers arrived and was placed under arrest. Kirk August was booked into the Welsh Police Department Jail. Kennya was treated for minor injuries, but denied further medical treatment. Kennya Rivera was booked into the Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s Office Jail.

On Monday, April 16th, 2018, at approximately 1146 Hrs., Officer S. Donahoe with the Welsh Police Department was working a traffic enforcement detail on Interstate 10 in Welsh, LA. Ofc. Donahoe encountered a black KIA SUV traveling west bound at 84 miles per hour in a location where the posted speed limit was 70 miles per hour. Ofc. Donahoe stopped the vehicle for the speeding violation. Upon coming into contact with the driver of the vehicle, he identified her as Falon Francis from Houston, TX. A check of Francis through the N.C.I.C. database found she was a fugitive and an outstanding warrant had been issued for her arrest in Harris County Texas. After placing Francis under arrest, Ofc. Donahoe made contact with the other occupants of the vehicle. Ofc. Donahoe identified the front seat passenger of the vehicle as Dequanna Johnson from New Iberia, LA. A check of Johnson through the N.C.I.C. database found she was also a fugitive and an outstanding warrant had been issued for her arrest in Jefferson County Texas. Ofc. Donahoe placed both Francis and Johnson under arrest and booked them both into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail in Jennings, LA. At the time of this press release, both Francis and Johnson were in the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail awaiting extradition.

Welsh Police Department phone lines are back up.

The Welsh Police Department' is currently experiencing technical difficulty's with our phone lines. If you call and cannot get through please contact the Jefferson Davis Sheriff's Office at 337-824-3850 or 337-452-1438 or in a emergency dail 911.

On March 12, 2018 at approximately 7pm the Welsh Police Department received a 911 medical complaint in the 200 block of N. Kennedy St. in Welsh. Once on scene it was discovered that an 8th month old baby had injuries. Immediately the child was sent to the hospital for treatment. At that time officers on scene were given conflicting stories about who was with the child at the time of the injuries. Later our detectives spoke with a doctor who told us that the 8th month old child had two broken bones in the left arm which needed surgery to fix and many bruises to the right side of the head and ear along with a large lump to the top of the head. Our detective’s also had the doctor examine the 8th month olds two year old sibling and also it was learned that the child was also abused as well suffering from a busted lip. After a lengthy investigation the Welsh Police Department placed 20 year old Strody Richard of Jennings under arrest for 2nd Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile and Cruelty to a Juvenile he was booked into the Jefferson Davis Parrish Jail awaiting bond. There are more arrest expected in this case a well.

On Monday January 22, 2018 at 1201 mid night the Welsh Police Department received several 911 calls in reference to shots fired in the area of N. Coleman and Welsh St. When officers arrived they located the deceased body Nehemiah Gray in the 200 block of N. Coleman St. Detectives with the Welsh Police Department were called out to conduct the investigation of Gray’s murder. After a week long investigation Detectives were able to secure arrest warrants for 2nd Degree Murder for the following suspects all three were booking into the parish jail with one million dollar bonds. The Welsh Police Department ask that if anyone has information in reference to this case to contact the Welsh Police Department Criminal Investigation Division 337-734-3793.

The Welsh Police Department' is currently experiencing technical difficulty's with our phone lines. If you call and cannot get through please contact the Jefferson Davis Sheriff's Office at 337-824-3850 or 337-452-1438 or in a emergency dail 911.

The Welsh Police Department would like to thank the Cub Scouts Pack-29 for visiting us here at the Police Department we had a great time!

The Welsh Police Department is hosting the 10th annual Hunter Safety Education Program during the split of hunting season on Friday December 8, 2017 from 5pm—9pm and Saturday December 9, 2017 from 8am—2:30pm. This program stresses firearm safety/hunter ethics/conservation and consists of 10 hours of classroom instruction, a written final exam and participation in a field exercise. The class is FREE of charge. If you would like to sign up for this class you must be 10 years of age or older and visit www.WLF.LA.gov click on Hunter Education then click on Click Here to register. Sign up soon because there will only be 50 seats available. Class will be held at the Welsh Community Center located at 101 Palmer St. Welsh LA. The Welsh Police Department looks forward to seeing you there.

The Welsh Police Department' is currently experiencing technical difficulty's with our phone lines. If you call and cannot get through please contact the Jefferson Davis Sheriff's Office at 337-824-3850 or 337-452-1438 or in a emergency dail 911.

On Thursday September 28, 2017 around 11am the Welsh Police Department was dispatched to Welsh Equipment in reference to a theft of automobile batteries. After a brief investigation officers identified a suspect vehicle as well as a suspect. As short time later Welsh Detectives found the suspect vehicle in the 200 block of N. Polk St. in Welsh. At that time we made contact with our suspect identified as 36 year old Cornell Jones of Welsh. While speaking to him detectives noticed several automobile batteries in the back of his truck. When asked where he got them from he said he took them from Welsh Equipment last night. At that time Mr. Jones was placed under arrest for theft. During the vehicle inspection officers noticed that the license plate that was displayed on the truck was reported stolen from Lafayette. After the recovery 18 batteries we were able to return them back to Welsh Equipment. Cornell Jones was booked into the Welsh City Jail for Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and Criminal trespassing.

On Thursday September 28, 2017 around 4am a Welsh Police Department Patrol officer traveling west in the two hundred block of Hwy-90 noticed a black vehicle sitting in a driveway with a person’s legs showing from the passenger side of the vehicle. As the officer pulled up to the vehicle to check on that person he said a guy stepped out of the vehicle and started waking to the driver’s door. As the officer was asking him if everything was ok the unknown man ignored him getting into the driver seat and started driving away through the yard in an attempt to flee. Unknown to the officer if the person was there committing a crime the officer gave chase. After catching up with the suspect vehicle the officer activated both lights and siren trying to stop him and he refused. After communicating with the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office they were able to intersect our pursuit and deploy spike strips hitting three of the four tires on the vehicle stopping the vehicle near the intersection of Hwy-395 at Hwy-102. At that time the suspect was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle reviled several types of schedule II narcotics. The driver was then identified at 37 year old Ricky Cormier of Lake Arthur. He was booked into the Welsh City for Aggravated Flight, Wreck less Operation, No License Plate and Possession II Narcotics.

Welsh Police Department phone lines are back up.

The Welsh Police Department' is currently experiencing technical difficulty's with our phone lines. If you call and cannot get through please contact the Jefferson Davis Sheriff's Office at 337-824-3850 or 337-452-1438 or in a emergency dail 911.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING Harvey should make landfall this evening near Sabine Pass and the LA/TX border between 9pm and 2am Harvey is packing winds of up to 60 mph near the coast. Winds will gust up to 50 mph along I 10 Corridor from Beaumont to Jennings Storm surge 2-4 feet above AGL along LA Coast during HiGH TIDE Additional rainfall 3-5 inches of rain for SW Louisiana. Threat of isolated tornadoes tonight

Harvey is a weak tropical storm, moving northeast towards the southwest Louisiana coast. Landfall projection is Wednesday morning in Cameron Parish as a tropical storm. The major storyline with this system will continue to be the heavy rain and dangerous flood threat, especially in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Storm total values will approach the 30 to 45 inch range in parts of southeast Texas. This system is not expected to strengthen significantly, wind-wise. However due to the track forecast, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Jefferson County and Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes. Expect to see wind gusts in the 30 to 45 mph range near the coast in the warning area, especially tonight into Wednesday morning. Wind gusts in the 25 to 35 mph range will be seen along the I-10 corridor today through Wednesday, and could extend further inland into central Louisiana during the day Wednesday. Storm Surge will be one to three feet AGL. During the period of high tides, expect to see coastal flooding in Jefferson County, and Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes. We are forecasting another 6 to 12 inches of rain in southeast Texas, 4 to 8 inches in southwest Louisiana, 3 to 6 inches in south central Louisiana, and 3 to 6 inches in central Louisiana. There is potential for higher rain totals across the entire region, depending on where the rain bands develop. Record river flooding is forecast on Pine Island Bayou near Sour Lake and Bevil Oaks. Major flooding is forecast for Village Creek near Kountze, the Neches River near Salt Water Barrier and Beaumont, Bundick Creek near Bundick Lake, Calcasieu River near Old Town Bay, Bayou Nezpique near Basile, and the Mermentau River near Mermentau. There will be a threat for isolated tornadoes today and tomorrow.

The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board has just announced that school will be canceled for all Jeff Davis Parish Schools Wednesday as well.

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey as it moves off the central Texas coast today, and meanders off the coast before making landfall on the upper Texas coast on Wednesday morning. Due to this system coming closer to our region, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Jefferson County and western Cameron Parish, while a tropical storm watch is in effect for eastern Cameron Parish and Vermilion Parish. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph near the coast is expected in the watch and warning area during the strongest thunderstorms. Storm surge will be 1 to 3 feet above ground level during high tides in Jefferson County, and Cameron and Vermilion Parishes today and tomorrow. This will also cause drainage of large rivers like the Sabine, Neches, Calcasieu, Mermentau, and Vermilion to be slow and ineffective, further aggravating the flood threats further inland in Orange, Lake Charles, Lake Arthur, and Delcambre. Still, the biggest threat from Harvey is the rain and floods. We are expecting an additional 10 to 15 inches of rain in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana, 5 to 10 inches in south central Louisiana, and 3 to 6 inches in central Louisiana. Record river flooding is possible on Pine Island Bayou near Sour Lake and Bevil Oaks. Major flooding is possible on Village Creek near Kountze, Sabine River near Deweyville, and the Neches River near Rockland. There will be a threat for isolated tornadoes today, especially along and south of the I-10 corridor of southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana.