Scott Police Chief Chad Leger is one of four men who is seeking to take over the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

The Louisiana primary is set for this Saturday, October 24.

Leger, who has twenty-seven years of law enforcement experience says he believes what separates him from the other candidates in the race is that he has spent his entire law enforcement career here in Lafayette Parish.

Leger tells KPEL that as part of his plan if elected, he wants to make sure that the patrol section of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is properly staffed, and that every department has the employees they need. He believes there should be more patrol officers per shift to handle the daily duties assigned to them.

Another component of Leger's three part plan is to make sure that both personnel and inmates are safe at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.  Leger says he beleives there are some serious safety concerns at the jail that must be addressed.

Finally, Leger says he want to seek out and expand the current programs that are alternatives to incarceration in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for non-violent offenders.

The three other candidates that are seeking the job of Sheriff in Lafayette Parish include Rick Chargois, John Rogers and Mark Garber.

You can hear Rick Chargois Tuesday, October 20 at 7 a.m.  John Rogers joins us at the same time on Wednesday, October 21, and Mark Garber rounds out the group when he speaks to us on Thursday, October 22. Listen to KPEL on your computer at or on radioPup