A major part of Saint Landry Parish now has a stronger law enforcement presence, thanks to the opening of a new sheriff's substation in Cankton.
The deputies have packed their boxes, and on Wednesday, they moved in.
The Saint Landry Parish Sheriff's Cankton substation is open for business right next to the town's police offices.
And, Chief Heath Treadway says the area could use the law enforcement backup.
With the addition of this latest substation, the sheriff's drug dog will make the rounds to each one to help with narcotics busts.
Also on board, a total of four deputies, two per shift; and they already know the area well.
Dispatchers at the substation say it will be convenient for anyone to come in and take care of business right in town instead of driving to Opelousas to file a complaint.
The goal of the substation is to bring a small town feel to law enforcement in one of the largest parishes in the state.
This is the fourth substation for Saint Landry Parish with the others located in Lebeau, Eunice, and Leonville.