Jun 14, 2011 9:39 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria Police Department has its fourth leader in the past 18 months.
Mayor Jacques Roy appointed Loren Lampert as the interim public safety commissioner Monday following last week's resignation of Chief Ernest R. Tully, who led the Police Department for the previous 10 months.
The 45-year-old Lampert is a former Alexandria Police officer and a former deputy with the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office who has spent the past 14 years as a criminal prosecutor with the Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office. He also served on the search and evaluation committee that helped hire Tully.
Lampert tells The Town Talk he expects to make some immediate changes within the department, such as increasing the number of officers patrolling the streets, making the Alexandria Police Department more accessible and more responsive.