YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) — The Youngsville City Council has voted to reinstate funding for an assistant chief of police, two years after the position was eliminated.

Incoming Chief of Police Rickey Boudreaux said he feels the position is a much-needed addition to the city's police department.

The Advocate reports ( ) Boudreaux will replace current Chief of Police Earl Menard, who has served as Youngsville's police chief for 28 years. Boudreaux defeated Menard in the Nov. 4 election.

Boudreaux said he has selected the person who will be his assistant chief, but he could not announce it publicly Thursday.

The assistant police chief will earn $4,800 per month and will assume his role on Jan. 1. Boudreaux said the person he selected has worked with him for 21 years.


Information from: The Advocate,


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