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Feb 24, 2014
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointments of Michael Dickerson, Hillar Moore and Paul Edmonson to the Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board.
 
The Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board serves to develop a statewide drug control and violent crime strategy and advise the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice.
 
According to executive order BJ 08-46, the board is comprised of eighteen members, including the superintendent of the Department of Public Safety, the executive director of the Louisiana District 
 
Attorneys Association, the executive director of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, or their designees. The remaining fifteen members are the following gubernatorial appointees:
  • Three district attorneys, one each from the eastern, western, and middle areas of Louisiana; 
  • Three sheriffs, one each from the eastern, western, and middle areas of Louisiana; 
  • Three chiefs of police, one each from the eastern, western, and middle areas of Louisiana; 
  • One marshal or constable selected from the eastern, western, or middle areas of Louisiana; and 
  • Five at-large members who are active private citizens in community drug control and prevention and may be former members of the state judiciary.
Michael Dickerson, of Westlake, is the Westlake Chief of Police.  Dickerson will be appointed to serve as a chief of police from the western area of Louisiana, as required by executive order. 
 
Hillar Moore, of Baton Rouge, is the District Attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish. Moore currently serves on the Louisiana Witness Protection Services Board and the Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Additionally, Moore serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana District Attorneys’ Association. Moore will be appointed to serve as representative of district attorneys from eastern area of Louisiana, as required by statute.

Paul Edmonson, of Baton Rouge, is the Commander of the Louisiana State Police Investigations Division. Edmonson is a member of the Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission representing Louisiana State Police. Edmonson will be appointed to serve as an at-large board member, as required by statute.
 
 
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