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Applications sought for vacant police jury seat

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Individuals interested in serving on the Bossier Parish Police Jury from District 11 will have until 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 to submit a resume or letter of interest.

A vacancy in Dist. 11 was created with the death last week of Wayne Hammack, who served 32 years on the police jury.

Resumes or letters may be mailed to the police jury at P.O. Box 70, Benton, LA, 71006 or hand-delivered to the police jury office on the first floor of the parish courthouse in Benton. Applications or letters may also be emailed to rhauser@bossierparishla.gov.

Police jury President Wanda Bennett said members will meet in special session Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. in the jury meeting room at the parish courthouse to hear applicants for the seat.

“Each applicant will be given three minutes to make a presentation to the jury members on why he or she is best for the position,” Bennett said during Wednesday’s police jury meeting. “We must notify the secretary of state of our selection by Monday, Nov. 28.”

Applicants for the seat must be a resident of Dist. 11 for one year and must be a registered voter in Bossier Parish.  The person selected by the jury will serve until the next election cycle in March, 2017 when a member will be elected to fill the remaining nearly three years of Hammack’s term. Qualifying for that election will begin in January.

To view boundaries of District 11, go to www.bossierparishla.gov and click on Police Jury Home.