Comments from Randy

Thank You!!!

 Results:      Randy Fontenot 60%       Raymond “Bubba” Cole  40%


It’s Runoff time

Print Every vote counts and does make a difference.  Last months elections resulted in 2 candidates I know in other towns losing by only 4 votes.  Please go out and vote Saturday, remind your friends and family to vote.  And, while you are voting, please vote for me, #241.

Proven Leadership, the Ability to Get it Done

Throughout this campaign, I have communicated my plans and goals for our police department.  So have the other candidates, their plans not much different than mine.

The difference: I have said how I will carry out those plans, meet the goals, and make it all work.  The other candidates have not.

The difference now: I have the experience, proven leadership ability and knowledge to follow through with what I said.  We are now down to 2 candidates in this race and I am the only candidate with these attributes.

My opponent cannot boast of these accomplishments or experience.  The following proves my leadership abilities and the determination and ability to get things done.

Here is a brief outline of my experience, Leadership ability and accomplishments:

            1.  1982 began career with Eunice Police Department

                 1987 Promoted to Sergeant

                 1990 Promoted to Lieutenant

                       Positions: Juvenile Officer, Detective, Chief of Detectives, Patrol Supervisor, Civil Service Representative

                 1998 Retired with Eunice Police Department

                 1990 Became the first probation officer for Eunice City Court, Oakdale City Court and the 33rd District Court

                         (part-time) and created the Eunice City Court Probation Department from scratch.

                 1998 Bought and managed a retail lumber and hardware store with my father

                 2003 Sold business when father retired

                 2004  Eunice City Court Probation Department became a full time position (Current employment)

                          I have also been appointed Judicial Administrator  for Eunice City Court

                 2006 Founded and elected President of Louisiana Misdemeanor Probation Officers’ Assn. 

                           Served as President until 2014

            2.  Co-founder and elected first president of the first Eunice Police Officers’ Assn

            3.  Instrumental in the creation or re-writing of by-laws for the Eunice Police Officers’ Assn., The Acadiana Law

                 Enforcement Youth Camp Assn., The St. Landry Parish Children & Youth Services Planning Board, The

                 Louisiana Misdemeanor Probations Officers’ Assn. and the Eunice Players’  Theatre.

            4.  Current Memberships

                 Eunice Players’ Theatre  Board of Directors   Member At-Large                

                 Harmony Lodge #410 F&AM  Past Master and current Senior Warden

                 Eunice Kiwanis Club

                 Louisiana Misdemeanor Probation Officers’ Assn.    Founder and Past President

                 Louisiana Court Administrators Assn.

                 St. Landry Parish Children & Youth Services Planning Board   Past Chairman

                 Woodmen of the World

Election Results for November 4, 2014

Thanks everyone, who voted for and supported my candidacy.  Special thanks to my wife, Stephanie, and my daughters, Crystal and Mindy for all of your hard work and standing by me (Putting up with me).  Thanks to all of my friends and family who have also worked hard and put in many hours for our campaign.  I will not attempt to name you because the list is long and I would inevitably forget someone.  But, I do know who you are, appreciate it and will remember you and all you have done.


That being said, here are the results

Randy Fontenot                           1433    41%

Raymond “Bubba” Cole                  811    23%

Ronald Dies                                  717    20%

JO JO Reed                                   295     8%

Bart Thibodeaux                            255     7%

Join us This Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Calendar of Events

The election is approaching and things are starting to happen.  Please keep an eye on my calendar of events to keep up to date on what’s going on.  New events are now being added regularly.  You can view my Calendar of Events by clicking the EVENTS tab on my website at

"ils sont partis”

The race is on.  I qualified today for the November 4 election and we are gearing up for the race.  This weekend is a great weekend to support the campaign. 

I’ve discussed the lack of police presence at local events recently.  This weekend is the EHS Alumni Tournament.  Let’s make a presence in support of this event.  Let’s don our red campaign shirts and make an appearance.  The games begin Friday evening and continue through Sunday.

Why Experience with our Police Department Matters


Not only does the Ordinance not allow for more than one Deputy Chief, the chief should also know that the creation of any new position requires the approval of the City Council. The position and promotion also requires approval of the Civil Service Board. Then the City Council must fund the position in the budget. A chief cannot create and promote to positions on a whim. Dies cites his authority as chief that he does not have.

I have seen his proposed duties for the 2 Deputy Chiefs. They are basically the duties of the Lieutenants. I see a problem with his understanding of the chain of command in our police department and the duties of ranks. An example of why we need a chief of police with experience in management, leadership and organizational skills. Experience and knowledge with our local police department and it’s operations would also be an asset.

Police Officer Vs Law Enforcement Officer

Police Officers Protect and Serve, with respect to All…

Using the laws when necessary.


A Law Enforcement Officer enforces the laws as his primary objective, serving the public when time permits and as an option.

When did our police officers become law enforcement officers?


I want to bring back to the Police Officer with a primary objective of SERVICE.  A police department that will:

Serve by protecting

Serve by enforcing the laws when necessary and for the best interest of the community

Serve by getting involved with the community

Serve by earning the trust and respect of our youth

Serve by helping those in need

Going Back in Time to Move Forward into the Future

Our police department has moved forward to today leaving behind, in the past, many of its true and tried policies, procedures, practices and good ol’ professionalism.  All of these worked well in the past, why were they abandoned?

Our community was safer and happier. Police officers were respected and appreciated, professional and courteous.  The citizens were respected and respectful, appreciative and helpful.

Children admired the policeman and the officer always greeted the child with a friendly smile and kind words.  This was done so the children would not fear, but feel safe approaching an officer when in need of help or protection.  Officers visited the schools and spent time with the children in classrooms to establish a relationship whereby the children would know that the policeman was his friend while at the same time educating them about the laws and safety.

Most people new our police officers by first name and the police officers knew them.  We even knew each other’s families.  Only the criminals feared the police and the rest of us only feared the occasional traffic ticket.

The past was a time when a policeman or a police officer would protect and serve those in need, with the utmost respect and compassion.  The police officer would enforce the laws in order to protect and to serve.  Enforcing the law could be accomplished by mediation using common sense, not always resulting in tickets or arrests.

Today, they call themselves “Law Enforcement Officers.”  Maybe it’s only me, but I see many, not all, law enforcement officers of today trying to live up to the new title.  They enforce the law not to protect and to serve, but because it’s the law.  It’s black and white with no common sense, it’s the law, and it must be enforced by ticket or arrest.

Police Officers or Law Enforcement Officers?  Which one do you want?  As for me, I prefer the Police Officer.

I’m ready to go back in time to move forward into the future.  Are You?