ALC’s K-9 assists in DARE Graduation Syble Ryder, Allen Correctional Center
n January 10, 2012, ALC’s K-9 Team assisted in the Kinder Middle School’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation.
There were approximately 60 students that graduated. During the graduation ceremony, ALC’s K-9 team, Sgt. Brandon Fontenot and K-9 Jakke, along with K-9 Supervisor Chris Lavoi and Shakedown Ofﬁcer Eric Maricle conducted a Drug Search demonstration using volunteer students. The students were impressed and enjoyed the demonstration very much. The D.A.R.E. program is more than just drug prevention education; it teaches students good decision making skills to help them avoid high-risk behavior to ensure they grow up healthy, safe and secure. ALC was happy to assist Sgt. Angela South (Dare Teacher from Allen Parish Sheriff’s Ofﬁce) in her Graduation program.
Pictured: (L-R) Brandon Fontenot, Joley Fontenot (Daughter of ALC IT’s Grady Fontenot), Angela South, Bryson Moore (Son of ALC’s Business Manager Kim Lavoi/K-9 Supervisor Chris Lavoi’s stepson) and Chris Lavoi
ALC participates in the Law Enforcement Torch Run! Syble Ryder, Allen Correctional Center
n May 16, 2012, a team of ofﬁcers from ALC participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Allen Parish. Ofﬁcers from the Parish and local police departments, along with our ofﬁcers ran to beneﬁt the Special Olympics.
ALC crew after the run! Pictured are Chris Lavoi, Capt. Bobby Young, Lt. Leroy Meaux, Sgt. Tyler Adams, Sgt. Freddy Haymon (not pictured Asst. Warden Anthony Allemand)
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The Torch Run in Louisiana has grown from a handful of ofﬁcers participating in 1985 to more than 2,000 law enforcement individuals from over 100 agencies in the state. The goals of the Torch run are to raise awareness of the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities and to generate funds ensuring that the year-round sports training programs of the Special Olympics are available to children and Adults with mental disabilities at no cost to the athlete or their family. ALC is proud to participate in this community event every year. Besides those participating in the run, other employees bought T-Shirts to help raise money for this worthy cause.