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      RS 33:2481.2     


§2481.2.  Lake Charles police chief; term of office

The city of Lake Charles may, by amendment to its home rule charter in accordance with law, establish procedures for the appointment of the position of police chief for a term of not less than six years.  The position shall be a classified position, but the person appointed chief shall be subject to removal or reappointment at the expiration of the term of office in accordance with the procedures established by the city charter.  The mayor may reappoint the police chief to a subsequent term in accordance with the provisions set forth in the city charter.  If the mayor does not reappoint the police chief for a subsequent term, the new police chief must be appointed from a list of qualified candidates who have completed the same application process which applies to any other civil service applicant including competitive testing and evaluation.  Except as provided in this Section, the office of police chief shall be subject to all provisions of this Part and all rules and regulations adopted by the state examiner and by the local fire and police civil service board.

Acts 2001, No. 709, §1, eff. June 25, 2001.

NOTE:  See Acts 2001, No. 709, §2, relative to application of the Act.

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