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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Town of Golden Meadow Attorney Mitch Theriot is shown swearing in the town’s newest Police Chief, Reggie Pitre, at a ceremony Tuesday. Holding the Bible is Reggie’s wife Dolly. Reggie is the son of Glorine and Elmo Pitre. Pitre replaces former Police

The Golden Meadow Town Council on Monday approved the nomination of Reggie Pitre to serve as the town’s interim police chief until regular elections are held in November.

Pitre, who is 38 years of age, has served as an officer with the department since 2009 and prior to that was a reserve officer for the town. He replaces former chief Randy Chiasson, who resigned this month to move closer to his family who live some five hours away.

Pitre, who is the son of Elmo and Glorine Pitre of Cut Off, said he really got a taste for the job once he became a reserve officer.

“I really enjoyed the work, maybe even more than I expected, and I realized I wanted to do this full time,” he said.

Pitre said he intends to use a form of “proactive” policing for the town where officers will have more interaction with town citizens and business owners.

“We want to talk to people and business owners on our daily beats to get their input on what’s going on and how we can help to make the town safer and more attractive for businesses to locate here. Building relationships will go a long way to help our department do a better job,” Pitre noted.

Although the interim tag is only for a four month period, Pitre said he intends to seek a full four year term when town elections are held in November.

“I want to go out there and work hard and try to make a difference and I hope the citizens of Golden Meadow will allow me the opportunity to do so.”