(KADN) - The City of Broussard has announced a special meeting to appoint the Broussard Interim Police Chief, followed by a brief press conference.
In a legal notice sent to News15, the purpose of the meeting is to appoint Vance J. Olivier as interim police chief.
The City of Broussard had previously formed a committee to assist in the search for an interim police chief. The interim chief will serve until the next regular election in the fall of 2022.
The nine-member committee was comprised of three council members, the mayor, and five community members who have law enforcement experience. The members of the advisory search committee are listed below:
Mayor Ray Bourque
City Councilman Kenny Higginbotham
City Councilman Jesse Regan
City Councilman Jeff Delahoussaye
Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber – Broussard resident
St. Martin Parish Sheriff Dept. Lieutenant Ross Stevens
Retired US Marshal Ed Comeaux – Broussard resident, currently serving on the Broussard Civil Service Board
Retired City Marshal Phil Conrad – Broussard resident
Retired Louisiana State Police Sergeant John Trahan
“With more than 30 years in law enforcement, Vance’s qualifications are exemplary,” says Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque. “He has my complete support, and I look forward to working with him, focusing on the future and safety of our great city.”
“I want to thank everyone involved in the selection process, which ran seamlessly and professionally,” says Mayor Bourque. “I am grateful to the City and Police staff, our City Council, and those who volunteered their time for the selection committee.”