News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 3/19/2014 12:00 PM
Lafayette Police Recieve Award for OWI Enforcement
Lafayette, LA – On March 18, 2014, the Lafayette Police Department was recognized at a ceremony in Baton Rouge by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for OWI enforcement.  The Police Department was presented an award for the total OWI arrest in 2013.  The department arrested a total of 869 suspected impaired drivers.   Corporal Tommy Aphaiyarath , a member of the Lafayette Police Department’s ATAC (Alcohol Traffic Action Campaign) Section, was recognized for his 216 OWI arrest by an individual officer. 
With the assistance from a grant provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the Lafayette Police Department continues to lead the state in removing impaired drivers from the roadway.  Attached is a photo of Officer Aphaiyarath receiving his award from Colonel Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police and Lt. Col. John Leblanc, executive director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

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