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Ret. Officer Dee Dee Serpas  More Info

About the Kenner Police Department

The Kenner Police Department is organized into Operations; Field Services; and, Technical Services.  In addition to their law enforcement operations, the department has a number of community relations programs such as Business and Residence Security Surveys, Business Against Crime Program and Citizen Police Academy.

The Kenner Police Department said of these programs, “similar to the Neighborhood Watch Program, business owners and managers are introduced and familiarized with proper security devices and procedures and are assisted with employee training.

The first of its kind in Louisiana, this 13-week curriculum affords citizens an understanding of law enforcement and the role it plays in our community.  While class members are not trained to function as Police Officers, they are offered a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of a professional law enforcement agency.  Graduates of the class serve as ambassadors of goodwill throughout the community, disseminating awareness and demystifying police procedures. 

The objective of the Community Police Corps is to provide the Kenner Police Department and its members support to help them accomplish their duty, and to provide effective and efficient public safety services to our community.  Volunteers are given the use of a patrol car, which is used to observe areas such as schools and business concentrations.”

Dee Dee Serpas, Kenner Police Department, Retired


Following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather, Sheriff Paul Berthelot, Sheriff of St. John the Baptist Parish, and that of her father, who was president of FOP Lodge 2 in the late 1950s, Dee Dee became a Police Officer. First with the East Jefferson Levee Board Police, she also joined the Kenner Police Department and was the only female to graduate from the academy that year. Later, she joined the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office as a street cop. This makes her the only known female in Louisiana to have held three commissions at the age of 21.  Her first book, Behind the Badge in the Atchafalya Swap is due out soon.


Dee Dee Serpas can be reached at bayoubluecop@aol.com

Police Officer Dee Dee Serpas, Kenner Police Department (ret.), has contributed a number of articles to this site.  Click on the links below to experience Dee Dee's work.

Lone Grey Wolf's Thunder

The Hazards of Directing Traffic

Why We are Not Mourned

My Daddy is Gone

The Last Watch

We Take an Oath, to Protect & Serve

The Loss of Family in the Line of Duty

What is a Hero?

Losing your identity

Good Bye my Partner...my Friend

A Letter To My Daddy

An Open Letter to my Daddy

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