The ranks of Minden police grew by one on Monday with the hiring of a new officer during the Minden City Council meeting.
Donald Brice, a native of Natchitoches, was unanimously approved by council members and reported to police headquarters Tuesday morning.
Police Chief Steve Cropper says Brice will bring experience to the force.
“He’s an experienced, POST certified law enforcement officer who is very knowledgeable,” he said.
Brice has more than 12 years of law enforcement experience. Most recently, he was a police officer at University Health in Shreveport.
In other police news, Cropper said the New Year’s holiday was pretty “quiet.”
“We didn’t make any DWI arrests on New Year’s Eve,” he said during his monthly police report. “We actually didn’t make any arrests that night.”
He said overall, crime in the city has been low. He reported a few burglaries have taken place recently and officers and detectives have been making arrests and closing up those cases.
- Appointed District E Councilman Benny Gray as mayor pro tempore for 2016.
- Extended the clean up period for condemned property at 800 Lee St by 90 days.
- Adopted Ordinance 1086, annexation of property belonging to the Garners on Weston Street. Davis says this ordinance is so the Garners can access city utilities.
- Adopted a resolution showing support of the Local Government Assistance Program, or LGAP, for the 2015-16 application cycle.
- Accepted the monthly police report.