Crump confirmed as Shreveport police chief

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 24-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department is now the police chief.

Shreveport City Council members approved Alan Crump for the job with a 6-1 vote Tuesday.

Crump has held the job on an interim basis since July when then-chief Willie Shaw announced his retirement. KSLA-TV reports ( that Crump is a 51-year-old Shreveport native who joined the department as a patrolman in 1992.

He was one of seven finalists interviewed to be the city’s top law enforcement officer.


Information from: KSLA-TV,


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