Toby Aguillard named Lafayette’s new police chief

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)—Lafayette has a new police chief tonight.

Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, introduced the new chief to the city on Thursday.

Back in January 2016, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft retired, and now 10-months later, his replacement was finally named.

Toby Aguillard was announced as the new police chief during a press conference.

“The diversity of his work experience, his educational background which included a law degree,” Said Mayor-President Robideaux, “It made it pretty easy of a choice.”

Since Police Chief Jim Craft’s retirement back in January, Reginald Thomas had been occupying the role. But now Toby Aguillard said, he’s ready to take on the new position.

Thomas said he’s excited, “Because of the open mind that he has and the knowledge that he has in law enforcement, I’m very excited that this chief, Toby Aguillard, came on today.”

Chief Aguillard says he is looking forward to serving the Lafayette community.

“We were very fortunate to have somebody like Toby in our very small pool of candidates.” Said Robideaux, “It’s great and I look forward to working with him.”



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