Shreveport Names First Female Assistant Chief

A 28-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department became the city's first female assistant police chief Tuesday.

Cheryl Jeter received her assistant chief badge at a penning ceremony at the police department.

Jeter says she'll use both her personal experiences and professional training to help her with day-to-day decisions.

"Women do see things differently. We feel from the heart and our decisions often come from what we feel inside, our instincts, our guts. But I'm going to apply the experience, the knowledge, the time I've had here at the police department with those women's instincts, if you want to call them that, and try to do the very best job I can," she said.

Jeter is taking the place of Assistant Chief Glen Shock, who is retiring.