City Law Enforcement

4. Do you believe the Shreveport Police Department is large enough and adequately funded to provide for the public's safety?  If not, how would you enlarge it given the city's tight financial situation?

Arlena Acree
We now have 535 police officers 20 of those officers were just hiredthis year.  We need to budget to keep those approximate numbers to allow for retirement and attrition.  Baton Rouge as a comparison has 700 police officers. We must continue to budget funding needed and continue to seek state and federal grants to help fund equipment and programming.

Vernon Adams

Madjun Ali
Phase IV Project:
Like a are only as strong as your Military Force.  If Shreveport is growing and developing into... "Shreveport Metropolitan", the SPD must grow and keep up with the demands of growth.

A. Creative Means of the Ways and Means Committee will work to utilize and stabilize SPD for years to come.

B. Phase III and IV work together to accomplish the goals.

Ed Bradley
The Bradley administration will fully assess the needs of the Shreveport Police Department before making any decision regarding the safety of all our citizens.

Cedric Glover

Tim Goeders

Henry Hodge-Bey

Jerry Jones

Max Malone
No.  By using the ΒΌ cent sales tax to fund the police and fire departments along with the General Budget.

Wilson McMullan

Liz Swaine
Yes, SPD is both large enough and adequately funded.