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Jan 25, 2013 8:24 AM by AP

Monroe plans to hire an animal control officer

MONROE, La. (AP) - The city of Monroe's legal department is reviewing information provided by the police department about proposed animal welfare officer positions.

Monroe Police Sgt. Charles Roark says the police department has submitted the job description for the animal welfare officers to city officials.

First, the city will post the job internally for 10 days to allow city employees first opportunity for the position.

The city does not have an officer assigned to an animal control detail. The animal control officers are commissioned with the sheriff's office but are employed by the parish. The sheriff's animal control officers handle all animal calls within the city.

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo says the city is looking to hire two animal welfare officers.

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Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com

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