New sheriff of Pointe Coupee Parish sworn in

Rene Thibodeaux sworn in as sheriff of Pointe Coupee Parish

POINTE COUPEE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - As of Friday, June 26, Pointe Coupee Parish has a new sheriff in town.

Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux
Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux (Source: Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux)

Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux was sworn in Friday evening at the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse. Thibodeaux beat out longtime former sheriff, Bud Torres, during the 2019 election.

Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux and his kids, Jolie (left) and Rene Jr. (right)
Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux and his kids, Jolie (left) and Rene Jr. (right) (Source: Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux)

Thibodeaux tells WAFB he wants to bridge the gap between the community and the sheriff’s office, unite all the police departments in the parish, and bring more juvenile programs to the kids of the parish.

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