Kelly Hardy seeking election for Maurice Chief of Police
To the residents of Maurice, I, Kelly Broussard Hardy, would like to announce my candidacy for the office of Chief of Police for the Village of Maurice. I worked in law enforcement for the past 26 years, having retired in January 2018 with the State of Louisiana, Department of Corrections, Office of Probation and Parole. I have extensive training in investigative writing, courtroom testimony, defensive tactics training, tactical training, first aid/CPR and firearms training. During my career, I have worked professionally and courteously with local and statewide criminal justice agencies and have earned a good rapport with them.
My decision for running for chief was not a hastily made decision, but one I pondered over with my family for some time before dedicating myself to this endeavor. The residents of the Village of Maurice and its police department deserve more options. I have stated over and over again that when elected, I will dedicate myself to writing and applying for grant money. No monies will be handed over to any department unless it is applied for and, subsequently, approved. This money, when available, will assist in paying overtime to our officers for various programs to deter crime, purchase equipment and have more officer presence on our streets. Grant money has been available to all law enforcement agencies for well over 25 years. With the limited budget our village has, this is a financially beneficial way of acquiring additional funding.
I will be a hands on chief who will work side by side with my officers. I will do all I can to assist my officers in their daily duties. I have always made myself available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will continue to do so. Our officers deserve better incentives and I intend on dedicating my efforts toward that goal.
As a resident of Maurice for the past 17 1/2 years, my husband, David Hardy, and I have reared our children in this community and enrolled our children in its exceptional schools. Two of our children have graduated from NVHS and two will be attending NVHS in August. Our roots have been established and will continue to grow in Maurice.
The office of Chief of Police is primarily an administrative job but must also be one of shared duties. It is looked upon as a professional leadership position and I plan to do everything to uphold and maintain that image to my officers, to the citizens of the Village of Maurice, to assisting law enforcement agencies and to the general public.
If I have not yet visited your home, I will. I want to meet every resident and listen to your concerns, comments and questions.
Together we will continue to make Maurice a safe and great community while embracing its growth. I humbly ask that you support me in my endeavor to be YOUR next Chief of Police for the Village of Maurice. PLEASE go vote on November 6, 2018.