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Karen Dye, Secretary to the Chief of the Bossier City Police Department was interested in some type of training to assist her in her job, and she had searched through police-oriented publications to no avail. She mentioned to her Chief (Bobby Gauthier) that she wished there was an organization specifically for people working in her position whereby they could receive training as well as benefit from the expertise and experience of their peers. His response was, “Start one!” She really didn't know where to begin, and subsequently put the idea on the back burner for several months, but she continued to think about pursuing this endeavor. In late summer of 1983, she phoned Linda Deville at the Shreveport Police Department and asked her if she would be interested in such an organization. Linda was overwhelmingly in favor of it, so that prompted Karen to mail “feeler” letters addressed to “The Secretary to the Chief of Police” of various agencies throughout the state to see if anyone else would be interested. She received favorable responses from Mary Lou Spears of the Baker Police Department and Jeanette Luque of the Lafayette Police Department.She then scheduled an organizational meeting for November 12, 1983 at the Sheraton Bossier Inn and sent letters to the previous agencies inviting those secretaries to participate. Mary Lou and Jeanette were unable to attend, but Linda Deville (Shreveport Police Department), Maxine Beard (Alexandria Police Department), Eloyce Tannehill and Linda Durr (Monroe Police Department) and Karen were present for the meeting. Chief Cliff Heap with Shreveport Police Department and Chief Bobby Gauthier with Bossier City Police Department were in attendance to welcome everyone and provide encouragement. It was at this meeting that the Louisiana Association of Secretaries to Chiefs of Police began. The ladies spent that Saturday working on by-laws, electing officers, selecting a name, discussing a logo, receiving additional planning and fund-raising assignments, etc., prior to the first conference being held in Monroe, Louisiana on March 29 and 30, 1984. No one could have imagined in November of 1983, that the LASCP would still be going strong 30 years later. This can definitely be attributed to the continued support, dedication and hard work of the membership as well as the support of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police.
The Charter Members of L.A.S.C.P.
Karen Dye, Retired Bossier City Police Department
Maxine Beard, Retired Alexandria Police Department
Eloyce Tannehill, Retired Monroe Police Department
Linda Durr, Retired Monroe Police Department
Not pictured charter member Linda Deville, Retired Shreveport Police Department.