Melancon is candidate for chief in Rayne

George Melancon, a 20-year veteran of law enforcement, has declared his intention to run for the office of Rayne Chief of Police.

He has previously held the position of Rayne’s chief from 1970-78 and from 1998-2006.

“I would like to improve law enforcement in Rayne and serve our citizens equally and impartially,” said Melancon. 

After his first two terms as Rayne’s chief of police, Melancon moved to Houston for 20 years. Upon moving back to Rayne, he was elected to the position again and was re-elected in 2002. 

Melancon was raised in Rayne and attended Rayne High school. He passed both the civil service tests for the Louisiana State Police and the City of Rayne. He also attended law enforcement school.

The election is Nov. 4.

The Crowley Post-Signal will publish announcements of candidacy in advance of the Nov. 4 primary elections. Announcements will be published on a first-come, first-serve basis through Oct. 21 in the newspaper with no announcements being published in the Sunday edition nor during the final two weeks prior to the election date. Announcements, with color pictures, may be delivered to the Post-Signal business office (602 N. Parkerson Ave. in Crowley) during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, or emailed to steve.bandy@crowleytoday.com or howie.dennis@crowleytoday.com. Announcements should be held to about 600 words and the Post-Signal reserves the right to edit all announcements.

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