BPT Q&A: Benton Chief of Police

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Stacey Tinsley | Bossier Press-Tribune

The Bossier Press-Tribune asked each candidate the same three questions concerning the upcoming general election on Nov. 3. 

All candidates were contacted and given a deadline for response. Those responses will appear in the next two editions of the Bossier Press-Tribune and are available online at bossierpress.com.

“Steve” Collier

1. Tell me what your priorities will be for our area if elected?

As Police Chief my goal is to lead the department in the direction of “Community Policing” which means we are committed to the protection of every citizen’s rights, to always act in an ethical manner, and support quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional, and dependable police services.

2. Why are you running for Benton Chief of Police?

As the current Assistant Chief, and having been with the department 12 years, I believe in strong but compassionate leadership. We as a department, plan to reignite community programs such as neighborhood watch, food drives for seniors and families who are struggling to make ends meet, and implement new programs for children and teens that will inspire and guide the youth in our community in a positive direction.

3. Why should someone vote for you?

Benton is a diverse community and I have great deal of respect for the citizens that we serve, and I will work to maintain Benton’s crime rate as one of the lowest in the state. 

Mark Crouch

1. Tell me what your priorities will be for our area if elected?

To Protect and Serve the people that elected me.

2. Why are you running for Benton Chief of Police?

To give police presence and availability 24/7.

3. Why should someone vote for you?

With 32 years of law enforcement experience, I feel I can lead the police department forward.