Governor appoints Parker to serve on commission

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker has been appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to serve on the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.

The commission supports public safety, crime reduction and victims’ rights programs throughout the state.

“I am very honored to be asked to serve,” Parker said. “There are several sheriffs on there, but only about three are appointed by the governor, and I am one of those.”

Parker said he feels he can be a voice for north Louisiana.

“Where grants and funding are concerned – I’ll have a voice in those,” he said. “Also, decisions that affect law enforcement not only in our parish but across the state.”

Parker said his first commission meeting will be December 8.

“I look forward to being an active member to address the important issues in their scope of responsibilities including crime victims’ reparations, support for family justice centers and maintaining high standards for law enforcement certification.”

Parker takes the place of Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.

The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice serves to improve the operations of the criminal justice and juvenile justice system and promote public safety by providing progressive leadership and coordination within the criminal justice community.

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