Louisiana Political News Wire
Union Sheriff Buckley to become La. Sheriffs' Association president
by Zack Southwell - News Star (excerpt)
Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley is expected to be sworn in as president of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association next week. According to a news release, Buckley's swearing-in will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Shreveport Petroleum Club.
The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association is a bipartisan organization composed of Louisiana's 64 sheriffs and nearly 14,000 deputy sheriffs, established to represent Louisiana's chief law enforcement officers across the state. The association's purpose is to maintain the constitutional authority of the sheriff as chief law enforcement officer, ensure the delivery of first-rate services and to sponsor legislation that promotes the administration of criminal justice.
Last fall, Buckley was re-elected to his sixth term as Union Parish's sheriff, as well as named chairman of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Region 8. Region 8 covers a 12-parish area of Louisiana. Buckley is serving his third year in the chairman's position.
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