Two substations open; one to go on September 20

By Jeffra Wise DeViney

The first of three Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office Substation Grand Openings was held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 153 Berwick Rd. in Johnson Bayou. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held and there were self guided tours along with refreshments served for the attendees.

Sheriff Ron Johnson explained that this building was formerly occupied by the Cameron Parish Ambulance District 2 and located on Johnson Bayou Waterworks property. He expressed his appreciation to all the entities who worked together to include the Ambulance Board, Water District, Police Jury, and District Attorney’s office to make the new Johnson Bayou substation a reality. He said it was through working together they now have a permanent building instead of a trailer, that will not flood and is the perfect size.

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the second substation Grand Opening was held at Grand Lake/Sweetlake. It is located in a building on Rita Drive near Sweetlake. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held with self guided tours and refreshments.

The Sheriff invited everyone to join them as they have the third substation Grand Opening in Hackberry at 983 Main St. He said this structure had been the former Cameron Parish Library until they built the new library. It has now been remodeled and donated to the Sheriff’s Office by the Library Board.

He once again emphasized all the entities in the parish have continued to work together with their office for the greater good of the people in the parish.