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CPSO discusses preparations for expected population growth

(Source: Theresa Schmidt / KPLC) (Source: Theresa Schmidt / KPLC)
(Source: Theresa Schmidt / KPLC) (Source: Theresa Schmidt / KPLC)
(Source: Theresa Schmidt / KPLC) (Source: Theresa Schmidt / KPLC)

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso is discussing steps that parish law enforcement officials are taking as preparation for the projected 50,000 new residents that will come to Southwest Louisiana as a result of industrial growth.

At a Thursday meeting at the SEED Center in Lake Charles, Mancuso said that the number one issue will probably be traffic.

Calcasieu residents had previously expressed concern about an increase in crime that could result from the population boom, but Mancuso said that CPSO is being aggressive in tackling crime before it gets out of hand.

Mancuso also said that at other worker village locations they visited in Canada and Texas, the villages did not cause an increased amount of crime in the area.

Mancuso said that his office will do whatever they have to keep the community safe and that the expected population boom could bring many benefits, including higher property values and a larger tax base.

KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will have more on later editions.

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