Erath Police Chief, Anna LaPointe, hopes to move the town forward

By Taylor Trache | ttrache@cajunfirst.com

Published 03/27 2017 06:16PM

Updated 03/27 2017 06:16PM

Anna LaPointe is planning to keep moving Erath forward, something former Chief Gerald Hebert did. In fact LaPointe is already making history.

"The first female Chief of Police in 117 years. I didn't even think even think about the female history when I ran. I Just ran for the cause. I ran for me." said Anna LaPointe, Erath Chief of Police.

While Anna LaPointe might be the first female Chief of Police. The Chief position is not new to her, as she worked closely with Chief Hebert before he passed away from cancer.

"I'm sure he's smiling down. Actually we had discussed it before he passed he had ask that I would run and continue moving forward with the police department." said LaPointe.

LaPointe wants to continue the Police Department's active presence within all facets of the community.

"We spend a lot of time in the schools and I feel that they are our generation coming up and we need to get them to know the police department." said LaPointe.

LaPointe also wants to get a quarterly community meeting in place, where residents can gather and ask questions to their local law enforcement.

Either way, LaPointe is honored she was chosen to remain Chief of Police and continue doing what she loves.

"I've actually always enjoyed helping people and its a huge honor they wanted to keep me as Chief of Police."

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