I have been involved in law enforcement for more than 30 years, 25 of which were in a supervisory position. I began my law enforcement career in 1982 with the Eunice Police Department and rose through the ranks becoming a lieutenant, the rank at which I retired. I served as patrol supervisor, chief of detectives and chief juvenile officer.

I was recognized as Officer of the Year of the Eunice Police Department in 1989, in 1990 as Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer for the State of Louisiana by the Department of Louisiana V.F.W. and in 1996 was presented with a plaque of appreciation for my service in the interest of the members of the Eunice Police Department.

During my tenure with the Eunice Police Department, I have attended a wide variety of trainings, including an Instructor's Preparation Course, a course on Community Policing and a course on Crimes Against the Elderly. In addition to these trainings I completed a POST training program for Juvenile Officers, graduating second in the class and have attended many other trainings pertaining to juvenile offenders and victims.

I have served a three year term on the Eunice Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board, was co-founder and elected charter President of the Eunice Police Officers Association and remained president until my retirement from the police department.

My career as a probation officer began upon my part-time appointment as the first probation officer for Eunice City Court in 1990, the same year I was appointed the first probation officer for Oakdale City Court and the 33rd Judicial District Court. During this time I enlisted the services of other part-time probation officers that I supervised in each of these courts. In 2004 the probation department of the Eunice City Court became a full time probation department and I continued my roll as Chief Probation Officer on a full time basis. The Eunice City Court Probation Department, which I organized, is a self-sufficient department receiving no taxpayer provided funding.

I am currently a member of the Louisiana Judicial Administrators Association and President of the Louisiana Misdemeanor Probation Officers' Association, was a co-founder and charter president of the Louisiana Misdemeanor Probation Officers' Association and this year was re-elected as president for another two year term. The first meeting to begin organizing this association was held at Eunice City Court and was attended by representatives of eight courts and probation departments. In less than a year, the association received its charter and was holding meetings and conferences around the state and included memberships reaching into every corner of the state.

I was the administrator of the Youth Impact Program, a program developed with the use of Office of Juvenile Justice grant funding. The Youth Impact Program was created for the intervention of first time and non-violent youth offenders and the prevention of repeat offenses. The program enjoyed a 90% success rate until its recent demise when state funding suffered budget cuts.

I am also a director on the St. Landry Parish Children and Youth Services Planning Board and served as chairperson last year. I am an active member of the Eunice Players Theatre and served on the theatre's Board of Directors.

When it comes to business experience I was co-owner and manager of a small family business with several employees and was owner and operator of Superior Training Academy teaching driver's education.

My training, experience in law enforcement and business management, leadership, supervision and organizational skills qualify me to be your next Chief of Police. I will make positive improvements to the current practices and policies of our police department and improve upon the protection and service you are entitled to. I am a professional public servant and will provide the citizens of Eunice with professional service.

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