Police Jury

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Police Jurors: 15 Jurors are elected to serve 15 single-member districts covering the entire parish.

Term of office: 4 Years

Beginning of current term: January, 2020 

Salary: $1,600 per month

Officers: President and Vice-President are elected annually in January and may not succeed themselves.

Meeting location: Police Jury Meeting Room, Calcasieu Parish Government Building, 1015 Pithon St., Lake Charles, LA (corner of Gill and Pithon streets). Click here for a parking map.


Meeting schedule: Two regular meetings each month usually on the first and third Thursdays. Committee night is held each month usually on the fourth Thursday. CLICK HERE  to watch videos of previous meetings.

To download a PDF of the 2019 meetings calendar, click HERE.

The agenda for the first regular monthly meeting is finalized by the Agenda Committee on the monthly committee meeting night immediately preceding said regular meeting. A proposed agenda is presented to the Agenda Committee, with action on deletions and/or additions taken by the committee. 

All agenda items for the second regular monthly meeting shall be submitted to the Administrator's office no later than noon on the Friday prior to said regular meeting. Action on recommendations of the Parish Planning and Zoning Board relative to all current zoning cases, road abandonment cases, subdivision acceptances, amendment to the parish zoning ordinance, etc. are taken at this regular meeting.

Meeting agendas: Agendas are posted on this website at least 24 hours before a meeting. Click here to view agendas

Contact a juror: Email administration@cppj.net or send conventional mail to Post Office Box 1583, Lake Charles, LA 70601. If you have an immediate need to talk to a juror, please call the Office of the Administrator at (337) 721-3500.

Public policy for open meetings; liberal construction:

A. It is essential to the maintenance of a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner and that the citizens be advised of and aware of the performance of public officials and the deliberations and decisions that go into the making of public policy. Toward this end, the provisions of this Chapter shall be construed liberally.

B. Further, to advance this policy, all public bodies shall post a copy of this Chapter. Added by Acts 1976, No. 665, g1; Acts 1999, No. 467, g1; Acts 2010, No. 861, 923. NOTE: Former R.S. 42:12 was redesignated as R.S. 42:27 by Acts 2010, No. 861, $23.

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