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Nov 3, 2010 3:48 PM by Veronica White

New Top Cop in Breaux Bridge

Breaux Bridge has a new top cop, voted in by a narrow margin. Only 11 votes separated P.J. Hebert from Rollie Cantu.

Breaux Bridge native Percy "P.J." Hebert edged out his opponent Tuesday, running on a platform to reform the troubled Breaux Bridge police department...

P.J.'s slogan is "Time for a Change"- he says there are 2 big issues the police department has not focused on enough that he will address.

"We need more uniformed patrol presence and more narcotics work, which I did for 15 years. I feel that's a big need everywhere. You know people should have a law enforcement agency that gives them service they deserve," says Hebert.

Hebert has been in law enforcement for decades, having worked as a military policeman, with State Police and the Sheriff's Office.

The chief-elect says after a short break to spend time with the family, he will be ready to take-on the new role.

"I'm going to wait till it's final but I'll get with the chief and see if I can start familiarizing myself with the operation here," he says.

He will officially take office in January.

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