South Central Regional Safety Coalition

Formed in 1999, the South Central Regional Safety Coalition (SCRSC) is a traffic safety coalition comprised of multidisciplinary partners/agencies throughout the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and Terrebonne.

Utilizing the 4E Approach (Engineering, Education, Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services), our South Central Regional Safety Coalition partners, in collaboration with Federal Highway Administration, Louisiana DOTD, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the Houma-Thibodaux MPO and other LA Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and other federal, state, regional and local partners work to analyze data, identify strategies, prioritize resources and implement data-driven action steps from our 5 emphasis areas: 

Distracted Driving (DD), Impaired Driving (ID), Occupant Protection (OP), Young Drivers (YD), and Infrastructure & Operations (IO).

Charged with implementing the Louisiana’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) at the local level, our partners conduct traffic safety programs and activities geared to save lives and reduce serious injuries as a result of motor vehicle crashes regionwide. Collaboration is key to their success which is why the coalition meets on a quarterly basis to ensure goals detailed in our regional SHSP are achieved. Strategic Work Groups were formed to ensure focus on specific action steps detailed in our regional SHSP work plans:

2021 DD, ID, OP, YD & IO – Education & Outreach Work Plan                2021 Law Enforcement Work Plan                  2020 Infrastructure & Operations Work Plan

Partners are comprised of law enforcement officers, nurses, health workers, first responders, educators, business owners, local planners, engineers, public works personnel, and traffic safety advocates throughout the region!


2021 Safety Coalition Meeting Calendar                                     Regional SHSP Resources

We are always searching for new partners to join our coalition! If you are interested in helping us on our mission to destination zero deaths on our Louisiana roadways, join us at one of our strategic work group or full coalition meetings. If you would like to be placed on our distribution list, please email Ms. Cassie Parker at or call 985-851-2900.

Meeting Documentation

Our coalition’s Executive Committee meets as needed prior to the regularly scheduled meetings. Our 2021 Executive Committee Members:

Chairman: Lt. Dustin Poche, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office

Vice Chairman: Vacant

Distracted Driving Team Leaders: Lt. Dustin Poche (St. James SO), Alicia Toups (South Central Human Services Authority) and Sgt. Patrick Hall (St. James SO)

Impaired Driving Team Leaders: Sgt. Travis Colombel (LSP-C), and Sgt. Patrick Hall (St. James SO) 

Occupant Protection Team Leaders: Lt. Ryan Dantin (Lafourche Parish SO), Lisa Giroir (Region C Child Passenger Safety Coordinator)

Young Driver Team Leaders: Tpr. Ross Brennan (LSP-C) & Sgt. Patrick Hall (St. James SO)

Infrastructure & Operations Team Leaders: David Rome (TPCG) & Gary Gisclair (LADOTD)

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