MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere announced he has selected Mandeville Police Department Captain Gerald Sticker to head the city's police force.
Villere says Sticker was the unanimous selection of the interview committee.
Villere says the city received 24 applications and interviewed eight people for the position.
In his notification Villere said "The recent happenings in Baton Rouge and Lafayette sent a signal that close cooperation with community is as important as ever."
He thanked Chief Nick Congemi and Sheriff Randy Smith for their assistance in the interview process.
The mayor will offer Captain Sticker to the council for approval at its August 11 meeting.