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Mandeville mayor chooses captain from within force to be next police chief

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MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) -

Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere will recommend police Capt. Gerald Stricker as his selection for the next chief of police.

Villere said they received 24 applicants and interviewed eight people.

“Mandeville was fortunate to attract quality law enforcement professionals from different agencies and experience levels,” Villere wrote in an email to media.

Causeway Police Chief Nick Congemi and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith assisted Villere with the interviews.

Sticker still needs council approval. That meeting is scheduled for Aug. 11.

Villere said Sticker’s dedicated years of service to Mandeville and the quality from within the department were major factors in his decision.

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