According to the Louisiana Attorney General, a Welsh Alderman, Robert Owens, can be both an alderman and a reserve police officer.

An opinion issued by Assistant Attorney General Jessica Thornhill, an elected alderman can also be a reserve officer without violating law.

Thornhill's opinion is that working for the Welsh Police does not violate dual officeholding statues because he doesn't get any pay to be an officer.

Since he receives no pay as a reserve officer, then the opinion says he is not considered as "employed".

Owens asked for the legal opinion on the Louisiana Dual Officeholding and Dual Employment Law.