Apr 7, 2014 2:30 PM by Dave Fields
Iberia Parish S.W.A.T. commander and 21-year law-enforcement veteran, Rickey Boudreaux, announces his candidacy for Youngsville Police Chief.
Boudreaux said his current position allows him to oversee 120 people in the Uniform Patrol Division of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office.
"It is in this capacity that I have coordinated and managed the budget I am
given very responsibly. I take tax payer dollars very seriously and believe in accountability.
Through these efforts, we were able to upgrade our equipment for our officers many times.
I have a 'get it done' attitude and strongly believe in communication," Boudreaux said.
Boudreaux said that he was appointed liaison between the City of New Iberia and the Iberia Parish
"I've had the good fortune of working with several outside agencies over the past years
and I have developed great professional relationships with these agencies. I've worked with the
FBI, DEA, and the Louisiana State Police just to name a few. These working relationships have
proven to be a very valuable asset in solving crime rings that cross jurisdictional boundaries.
These are the types of relationships your next Chief of Police needs," Boudreaux added.
Boudreaux emphasized that he is running because he wants "the citizens of Youngsville to
live a quality of life that is free from intimidation and fear of crime," he said.