Let’s Talk Neighborhood Crime

Summer General Membership Meeting

6:30 -8 p.m. Thursday, August 15 | Noel United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon St.

Concerned about crime in Highland?

Then you won’t want to miss our summer general membership meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15. 

Join us for a conversation with Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond and Community Liaison Officer Cpl. Jason Cook on neighborhood crime. Chief Raymond and Cpl. Cook will offer insight into area crime statistics and the initiatives SPD has taken to improve the perception of crime in Shreveport.  

A particular focus will be put on reports of gunshots and how SPD handles those reports. 

Learn more about the speakers

SPD Chief Ben Raymond

SPD Chief Ben Raymond

Chief Ben Raymond was appointed the substitute Shreveport Chief of Police on Nov. 13, 2018.  As chief of police, he manages the day-to-day operations of the 700-plus member department.  

He began his career with the department in 2000 as a patrol officer. He’s held a variety of roles within the department throughout his career, including a Special Response Team Operator, training coordinator, chief administrative assistant (a position responsible for the police budget) and Shreveport Police Regional Training Academy instructor. 

At the academy, he instructed both police cadets and in-service police officers in firearms, use of force and legal updates. During his tenure as an instructor, he was promoted to the rank of police sergeant.  

Chief Raymond holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He graduated summa cum laude and was the top graduate during the August 1999 commencement for Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. He holds numerous tactical certifications, however, his greatest accomplishment and most important role is being a loving father to his two beautiful daughters. Chief Raymond looks forward to this new opportunity to continue serving the citizens and visitors of Shreveport.

SPD CLO Cpl. Jason Cook

SPD Community Liaison Officer Cpl. Jason Cook

Shreveport Police Department Cpl. Jason Cook is the community liaison officer for the Highland neighborhood, a role he’s been in for the past six years. He joined the Shreveport Police Department in 2010 after working at Forcht Wade Department of Corrections. Cpl. Cook also served in the U.S. Army.  He is a strong supporter of community oriented policing and strives to build relationships in the districts he serves. Moreover, he takes great pride in talking and teaching children in the neighborhoods, SPAR centers and schools he serves to better equip them with information they can use in everyday life situations to hopefully help them make good decisions. He enjoys woodworking, fixing vehicles, theater and spending time with his wife and son. 


What: Summer General Membership Meeting 

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 

Where: Noel United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon St. Shreveport.

Info: restorehighland.org