Why Your Support Matters | Benefits | Telephone Solicitation Policy

Honorary Membership


Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program
Louisiana Sheriffs' Educational Foundation
1175 Nicholson Drive, Suite 101
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225.383.2871
Fax: 225.383.8072


The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP) was established in 1988 in order to build better bonds between concerned citizens, businesses, elected Sheriffs, and the communities they serve. A non-profit, professional law enforcement and educational organization, the LSHMP is dedicated to the preservation of peace and public safety of the people of Louisiana.Sixty-four sheriffs currently participate in the program, which is supported by over 49,000 private citizens who have chosen to demonstrate their support for good law enforcement by joining forces with their local sheriffs and becoming members of the program.

Its governing body consists of a seven-member board of sheriffs, and the day-to-day administration of the program and its multi-faceted educational and public services are administered by a program director. 

Why Your Support Matters
Members’ contributions wholly support all the workings of the public service, educational, public safety and charitable programs—all of which fall under the umbrella of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Educational Foundation. These programs include:

  • Louisiana Sheriffs’ Educational Scholarship Program: Scholarships are awarded to college bound graduating high school students where the sheriffs are members of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program. The goal of the program is to provide assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the program.
  • Statewide distribution of timely public service news columns relating to crime prevention and public safety
  • Statewide distribution of special seasonal public safety campaigns throughout the year including the Sheriffs’ Summer Safety Campaign, Back to School Campaign, and Holiday Safety campaign.
  • Provide training and educational opportunities to law enforcement personnel statewide.
  • Support for your Sheriff’s local public service programs. Click here to see how your support is working in your community. Click here to see how your support is working in your community.
  • Publishing: An annual newsletter,The LOUISIANA SHERIFF, is distributed to its members, statewide public officials and policy makers, and friends of the program. The LOUISIANA SHERIFF is designed to inform members and friends of the LSHMP of the progress and up-to-date news of the program and its affiliate sheriffs.
  • Research (criminal justice, corrections, and related topics)
  • Legislation
  • Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program Benefits

  • An exclusive LSHMP membership card, window decal and other exclusive product offerings
  • Information on all LSHMP programs and services supporting the citizens of Louisiana
  • A subscription to our publication,The LOUISIANA SHERIFF.
  • Information on community related activities such as drug awareness programs, crime prevention and a college scholarship fund.

If you are a concerned citizen who cares about law enforcement and wants to build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime please call us at 225.383.2871 to donate, join or to renew your membership!

Thank you for your support, your membership is vital to our success.

Individual: $25
Family: $35
Business Membership: $35

Telephone Solicitation Policy

The Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP) never raises funds through telephone solicitations. If you are called by someone claiming to represent the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Programs seeking a donation, please inform the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program immediately at 225.383. 2871. 

To ensure your charitable donation goes to a legitimate charity, keep the following in mind before you donate:

  • Ask for written information about the charity, including name, address and telephone number. A legitimate charity or fundraiser will provide you information about the charity’s mission, how your donation will be used, and proof that your contribution is tax deductible.
  • Call the Charity. Find out if the organization is aware of the solicitation and has authorized the use of its name. If not, you may be dealing with a fraudulent organization.
  • Refuse high-pressure sales tactics. A legitimate charitable organization will be more than happy to give you time to consider your contribution. Additionally they will provide you with any written materials you request and will answer any questions you many have.
  • Be wary of charities offering to send a courier to pick up your donation. This type of offer is not typical of legitimate charities and may be a tip-off to a scam.