Governor John Bel Edwards Appoints Tunica-Biloxi Police Chief and Long-Time Tribal Councilmember Harold Pierite, Sr. to the Louisiana State Police Commission

Harold Pierite, Sr.-tunicaMARKSVILLE, LA. (March 31, 2017) –  Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Tunica-Biloxi Police Chief Harold Pierite, Sr. to the Louisiana State Police Commission, representing the State’s 5th Congressional District. He was nominated by Loyola University New Orleans.

Chief Pierite serves as board member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and has been a member of the tribal council for more than 15 years. He has been the chief of police for the Tunica-Biloxi Police Department for more than 20 years, Pierite also sits on the board of directors for Mobiloans, LLC. He is a 1992 graduate of the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy and received his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the same year.

Prior to his role with the Tunica-Biloxi Police Department, Pierite was employed as a Mansura patrol officer, Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol officer and a Tunica-Biloxi police officer, serving in some of these positions simultaneously. Pierite is a native of Avoyelles Parish and is married to Heather Walters-Pierite with three children.

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