State Police bring ‘Behind the Faces’ program to local students

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Troopers from Troop A have been traveling throughout the area this week with the “Behind the Faces” show, provided by Motivational Productions, Inc. and paid for by the Louisiana State Troopers Association and Louisiana Troopers Charities.  

It is a 45-minute production, shown on three screens, totaling 42 feet wide and 10 feet tall, according to a release from Trooper Russell Graham.

The theme of the production is the importance of choosing friends wisely, making good decisions and the repercussions of making poor decisions.  

Graham said the program has had an impact as students have said that it has made them think and evaluate decisions they have made and relationships with friends in which they are involved.

By the end of the week, troopers will have provided the show to nine schools throughout the Troop A area and reached over 6,500 seventh through 12th grade students.  

So far students from Donaldsonville, East Ascension, Plaquemine, Port Allen, Walker and Lutcher high schools have benefited from the program.

It will be at Dutchtown High Friday at 9 a.m. and Dutchtown Middle at 12:30 p.m.

Russell said without the financial assistance, promotion and support of the Louisiana State Troopers Association and Louisiana Troopers Charities it would not have been possible to provide the program to so many students throughout the state.