Jun 2, 2010 7:19 AM by Sharlee Barriere
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The New Iberia City Council has accepted
a two-year contract for police protection with the Iberia Parish
The council voted unanimously Tuesday in approving the contract,
which is worth $5.75 million annually.
The vote concluded negotiations between the
city and sheriff's office that had been ongoing since February.
Mayor Hilda Curry said she believed the contract offered favorable
terms to both the city and the sheriff's office.
The contract will run from July 1 to June 30, 2012, and will
automatically renew for an additional four-year term if Sheriff
Louis Ackal is re-elected for another term.
The sheriff's office has policed New Iberia since the city
disbanded its police force in 2004.