Police chief not seeking new term because of low pay - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Police chief not seeking new term because of low pay

by Brandon Richards bio | email

ELTON, LA (KPLC-TV) – The police chief of the town of Elton has decided not to run for re-election to his post, attributing his decision to low-pay, according to the Jennings Daily News.

Chief Chad Carrier told KPLC back in October of 2009 that many of the officers who worked under him at the Elton Police Department have no incentive to stay at their jobs for very long.

"These officers, they're offered no kind of incentives to stay here," said Carrier. "Our [police cars are] the same as our officers, they're depleting. I don't see any light at the end of the tunnel at this point."

Carrier said many of the officers instead use Elton as a training ground until a better-paying job comes along. The reason for the low-pay, Carrier told KPLC in October, was lack of funds in the city budget.

Five others are running to replace Carrier.

Voters in Elton will select a new police chief on October 2nd.

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