LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Police Jury Association of Louisiana will host its annual meeting in Lake Charles this week.
The 89th Annual PJAL Convention is Wednesday through Friday at the L'Auberge Casino Resort.
Police jurors across the state will attend and will meet on various facets of local government including agriculture, criminal and juvenile justice, public works, parks and recreation, wildlife and fisheries, highways and fire protection, among others.
According to the association's website, PJAL was created in 1924 "to improve parish government in the State of Louisiana." Membership is open to all parishes in the state.
Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis and Vermilion parishes are located in Region 7.
PJAL president is Gerald "Mike" McLeod, a Beauregard Parish Police Juror.
First vice president is Melvin Haymon, a Vernon Parish Police Juror.
Other members include Francis Andrepont, a Calcasieu Parish Police Juror. John Marceaux, a Jefferson Davis Parish Police Juror, is a member-at-large.