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Bossier City appoints new police chief

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 7:03pm

BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City has named a new police chief.

The Shreveport Times reports Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker announced Sergeant Patrick McWilliams will be the new head of the department.

McWilliams is a detective with the city's violent crime division.

Nine current Bossier City officers, a retired Bossier City officer and a Lake Charles Police Department officer applied to take the chief's test March 16.

The new chief will replace former Chief Mike Halphen, who retired in February.

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