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Aguillard Resigns As Lafayette Police Chief

Jan 06, 2020 05:47PM ● By Flint Zerangue, Sr.

(Lafayette, LA)   Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard resigned on Monday as newly elected Mayor-President Josh Guillory is sworn into office. 

Guillory had previously stated his intent to replace Chief Aguillard upon being sworn in on January 6th, 2020. 

Lt. Scott Morgan, a 25-year veteran with the Lafayette Police Department will serve as interim chief. 

Mr. Aguillard released the following statement outlining his decision to resign.   

After careful thought and prayerful reflection, I have decided to resign as Chief of Police of Lafayette, effective January 6, 2020. I will forever be grateful for having had the opportunity to lead one of the finest police departments in our country.

Lafayette’s history has proven that a legal battle between the chief of police and a newly elected mayor causes disruption and stress among the officers, the parties involved, and the citizens. I have no desire to be a part of such turmoil. I hope that my resigning will allow the department and the community to move forward. 

Know that I have developed a deep admiration for the men and women of the Lafayette Police Department and I will continue to pray for their safety and success. 

I sincerely thank the citizens of Lafayette for their support and I look forward to staying here in Acadiana with my family for years to come.

Toby Aguillard


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