New policy for moonlighting Shreveport Police officers

By Fred Childers - email | bio

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -   The Shreveport Police Department is now requiring officers to get approval for working second jobs.

The police union says the new policy requires approval from four supervisors, and that it will have a direct impact on their livelihoods.

Police Spokesperson Kacee Hargrave says it's a simple policy change that is designed to prohibit a conflict of interest or even the perception of a conflict.

Hargrave says the policy was changed March 15th. Officers were given what's called a general order at the midnight roll call on August 5th.

Hargrave says policy changes are given to officers in packets every few months, and this was one of them.

Police Union President, Michael Carter says the new policy will not prohibit a conflict, it will create one, and the union will fight the change.