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In bid to stay competitive, Louisiana passes pay hike for cops

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:14 pm

By Adam Thorp

lpjed@lcs.net

Louisiana will raise the pay of its police officers in a bid to stay competitive with nearby towns.

The decision was made at a City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 25.

Louisiana currently has three vacant positions in its seven-person police department.

A memorandum prepared by Mayor Marvin Brown in early February for City Council members and provided to the Louisiana Press-Journal noted that the City had just lost an officer to a city that offered higher salaries.

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