New Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams says that he doesn’t plan any major changes right away, but will evaluate the department first.
McWilliams came to BCPD in 1993 and was promoted to sergeant in 2007. He has broad experience in the department, having served in patrol, criminal investigations and as supervisor of the violent crimes unit.
Speaking of the officers he will lead, McWilliams had this to say:
...."I want them to know they're not just employees and actually serve a purpose and have the opportunity to be heard.”
....“I think the morale issue had to do with the layoffs. There's always the possibility of having additional layoffs which we hope that doesn't happen.”
....“I will do everything I can to prevent any further layoffs, any cutbacks."
...."We have an outstanding department and employees. We're going to strive to continue going in the right direction and work with other agencies as well as the people we have here. We're going to do better to make sure the residents feel safe and maintain the confidence of the residents of Bossier City.”