Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot takes a call at a shooting scene in November in Eunice. Fontenot said FBI statistics show violent crime in Eunice has decreased in the past three years. While Fontenot said he cannot say exactly why the decrease has occurred, but he suspects increased training of officers may be helping reduce the violent crime rate. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
Crime rates during 2017 continued a downward trend that started in 2015, according to Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot.
Fontenot said he cannot say exactly why crime has been dropping since he became chief in 2015.
“What to attribute it to I really can’t tell you. All I know is Eunice has become a safer city the last three years,” he said.
“We did make some minor changes in patrol. We made some changes in response times and there were changes in officers,” he said.