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The City of Thibodaux would like to thank Craig Melancon for the dedication and commitment he has given during his term as Chief of Police. Our city has certainly benefited from his service and selfless devotion. The many positive changes within our police department as well as our city are fine examples of his tireless efforts. Again, we thank him and wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.
Get your tickets now - it’s ‘bout time!Everyone enjoyed the last two boxing tournaments at the Civic Center, so the City’s administration rounded them up again.The Boxing Gym presents Professional Boxing at the Civic Center on Saturday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m.Call 446-7260 for ticket information.
For some time the Parks, Recreation and Public Works departments have been working on the fields at MLK Park to conform an area into soccer fields.Mayor Caillouet wants to have this done to increase facility use of the park and to draw more activities to that area.Cindy Griffin, City Horticulturist, recently met with members of the Lafourche Soccer Association to discuss our progress on this area.She will continue to work on this area hoping to have the fields ready for soccer play in the fall.If you're in the area, please pass by.This is really a prime piece of recreational property and it’s surrounded by the aesthetics of the other improvements at that park including the walking trail and pavilion repairs that were done last year.
Final year-end reports are in, and the City of Thibodaux is proud to recognize the Thibodaux Narcotic Bureau for their hard work and success in 2002.The final report puts their total of seizures at $101,000 (which includes, but is not limited to cars, guns, cash, etc.)
Thibodaux Police Officer, Michael Fremin, Leaving For Saudi Arabia: For the second time in less than two years, the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve has called Cpl. Michael Fremin of the Thibodaux Police Department to active duty.Cpl. Fremin serves as an Aid Technician on the Aids To Navigation Team in New Orleans, LA.He is one of only six Reserve Guard members from the New Orleans area leaving for overseas duty.
Cpl. Fremin is a seven-year veteran of the Thibodaux Police Department where he has gained the position of Assistant Shift Commander, Field Training Officer, and an instructor in Standardized Filed Sobriety Testing.
Assistant Chief of Police Jerry Wyeth stated, “ I am very proud of Mike and I know that he is going to serve his country well-again.”
The City of Thibodaux asks that everyone keep Cpl. Fremin in their prayers, as well as every person who dedicates their life to our country.
Mayor Charles Caillouet Announces Nomination for Chief of Police: Mayor Charles Caillouet is pleased to announce Mr. Howard Robertson as his nomination for Chief of Police for the City of Thibodaux. Mr. Robertson comes to Thibodaux with a highly accredited background in many aspects of law enforcement and personnel supervision. In his esteemed career Mr. Robertson rose from patrolman with the New Orleans Police Department to the rank of Major. During his service with N.O.P.D. he served as a commander of the patrol divisions (800 sworn officers), education and training, special operations, and inspections. After thirty-two years with N.O.P.D., Mr. Robertson retired in 1999.Upon his retirement, he was hired by District Attorney Harry Connick to serve as Chief Investigator for the New Orleans District Attorneys office, where he served until present.
Robertson is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a graduate of Loyola University, the FBI National Academy, as well as several other accredited continuing education programs. He has written many published articles and has taught numerous courses on leadership and management, as well as many aspects of police work.
Mr. Robertson’s nomination as Chief of Police comes at the conclusion of a thorough search and selection process.Mayor Caillouet created a committee to assist him in the selection process.The group was composed of a broad cross section of the city’s community.The group reviewed 28 resumes and conducted interviews of several candidates before making their recommendations to the Mayor.Additional interviews by Mayor Caillouet resulted in his choice of Mr. Robertson for Chief of Police.Robertson will assume the position of Chief effective February 5, 2003 pending approval of the City Council at their meeting scheduled for February 4, 2003.
Mayor Caillouet and the City of Thibodaux would like to thank all those individuals who applied for the position of Chief of Police. The Mayor said, “It is a credit to the City of Thibodaux that so many qualified individuals expressed interest in serving this community, and I thank all those who applied as well as those who gave input into the selection process. I am certain that Mr. Robertson will be a very effective and innovative Chief of Police and will continue to improve our Police Department.”