The Houma Police Department is happy to provide you with a list of resources that can equip you with the tools you need to keep you and your family safe.

R.A.D. System

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth.

Neighborhood Watch

If you are interested in playing a vital part in building a partnership between your community and the Houma Police Department, consider becoming a member of the Neighborhood Watch program. As a member of a Neighborhood Watch program, you will become part of an organized community group with your neighbors to discuss and respond to your neighborhood area concerns.

If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch program and live in the city limits of Houma, contact Lieutenant Nicole Voisin at (985) 873-6371.

Family Watchdog

Family Watchdog is a free service to help locate registered sex offenders in your area. Family Watchdog encourages you to use their site to help educate your family on possible dangers in areas that you frequently visit. Sign up for their free notifications that help keep you updated with offenders that move in/out of your area.

We invite you to use this free service to locate registered sex offenders in your area. Just enter an address and the site will show a map. You can click on the squares that appear and see photos (where available), addresses, convictions, and other information about the offender.

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide. Louisiana observes National Night Out on the first Tuesday in October.

McGruff the Crime Dog

McGruff the Crime Dog has been talking about the issues that matter to U.S. citizens for more than 30 years. Now he’s addressing some of the latest crime trends and concerns – from internet crime to identity theft. NCPC’s public service ads, featuring McGruff and other special celebrity personalities, let people know how they can identify suspicious behavior and protect themselves from potential crimes.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement, and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.


The AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. AMBER stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, TX and then brutally murdered. You can also visit the AMBER Alert Facebook Page.