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Boyce Residents React to Law Enforcement Changes

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BOYCE, La.—On Tuesday we told you about the Mayor and the Police Chief agreeing to bring in RPSO deputies to replace their police department. We received many phone calls from residents who say the change of command is a good thing. News Channel Five's Nolan Crane has the story.

Boyce city councilman Ray Lacour says he has worked long and hard with other Boyce leaders to bring in RPSO.

"I was getting complaints from the citizens, I mean 5 and 6 a day," says Lacour.

There were multiple agenda meetings to determine the best step forward and although this small town is divided on why the transition to bring in RPSO took place, they are all united that it was the best move for the town to go forward with the plan.

"They do a very good job, I like what they are doing," says Boyce resident Gerald Simon.

"Boyce is not a town full of drugs, we are not a bad town, we have good kids here, we have good citizens here, we are neighbors that help each other," says CHRISTINA SANTOS.

We spoke with one of the former Boyce police officers and he tells us, "Nobody was fired. All Boyce police officers were laid off because the positions were no longer available." He says none of his officers were ever under investigation, for any wrong doing.

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