- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council has passed a motion asking the parish president to recommend salary increases for Houma police officers.

Under the parish’s Home Rule Charter, any re-appropriation of money must be done through a budget amendment recommended by the parish president. Once the recommendation is made, an ordinance has to be introduced for a council vote.

Houma Police Sgt. Kyle Faulk, president of the Houma Police Association, said that the economy isn’t the only reason that the police department has seen a decrease in officers, but also Louisiana’s propensity for crime.

Faulk tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1JlEtWD) that counting the one officer who is in training in the police academy for Houma Police, the patrol division is down 10 officers.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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