- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft says he will be retiring from the police agency he started with 39 years ago.

At a news conference Friday morning, Craft said he will step down from his post Jan. 31.

Craft spent the last ten years as chief under current Lafayette Mayor-President Joey Durel.

Craft said his administration has been training its captains to hold executive position.

Multiple news outlets report City-Parish President-elect Joel Robideaux said he plans to make an announcement on an interim chief after taking office Jan. 4.

Robideaux was elected Oct. 24 to replace Durel, who was ineligible to run again because of term limits. A transition team is working with Robideaux to set up his new administration.

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