Terrebonne Parish Department of Public Safety serves a vital role in the community by providing and coordinating lifesaving services. These include response to fires, police protection, special operations and emergency management.
Several departments fall under the Department of Public Safety:
The Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex is a modern, state-of-the-art facility located in Ashland and staffed by the Sheriff's Office.
The Houma Fire Department operates within the city limits but will go outside the city limits as a secondary response when requested.
The Houma Police Department operates only within the city limits.
The Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Detention Center is established to provide short-term care in the secured custody of juveniles who are accused, adjudicated pending court action, awaiting transfer to another facility, and who cannot be served in an open setting.