NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Former St. Mary Parish Sheriff David Naquin will serve as New Iberia's liaison to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office in a six-month effort to ensure the law enforcement agency is upholding its contract to provide comprehensive police services for the city.

The Advocate reports the New Iberia City Council on Tuesday also extended the sheriff's office contract for one year.

Naquin will receive $4,000 monthly for the duration of his contract, which expires in December 2016 at the end of term-limited Mayor Hilda Curry's tenure.

The city eliminated the liaison position in 2012 because of budget constraints, but Curry requested a council vote to reinstate it.

The sheriff's office has provided law enforcement for the city since 2004, when city officials dissolved their police department because of budget constraints.

(Information from: The Advocate,

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