Lafayette has a new police chief.

On Wednesday (Dec 23), Mayor-President Josh Guillory announced that retired Dallas Deputy Chief Thomas Glover Sr. will be the new chief of the Lafayette Police Department.

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According to LCG, Glover was one of three finalists for the position including local LPD officers Sgt. Wayne Griffin and Sgt. Paul Trouard.

The Advocate reports that Glover was nominated for the position by Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber.

He told the Advocate that Glover can handle the serious duties of the agency, and he also sited Glover's maturity of his career. Garber said that is also why he nominated Trouard. According to the story, Garber added, "he felt Glover would also support the best public relationship with the residents of Lafayette and work well with other law enforcement agencies."