City of Monroe names new police chief

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Published: Oct. 17, 2020 at 12:59 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis has appointed a new Chief of Police.

Mayor Ellis appointed 27-year law veteran Victor “Vic” Zordan late Friday after a week of extensive interviews by the Mayor and other city officials.

City officials say Zordan was one of the ten eligible candidates for the position.

“Vic Zordan distinguished himself as a clear leader who embodies solid traditional law enforcement experience and a vision for how policing must evolve to work in a modern society. I am confident he will work to ensure the Monroe Police Department is regarded as a premier entity that can provide the best service to its citizens,” Ellis said.

Zordan’s law enforcement background includes the Monroe Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is also an NLU, now ULM alumnus.

Mayor Ellis says he believes Zordan will bring a fresh approach to the police department.

“We believe that Vic Zordan is the right person to lead our police department into the next era of growth and progress for our city. His background, as a highly regarded federal agent working in gun and drug enforcement, will help us address the immediate problems facing our community,” Mayor Ellis said. “Our society is at a critical juncture where law enforcement and communities are concerned. We believe Chief Zordan will help reconcile our differences, find our similarities and bring a fresh approach to policing that this City has been seeking.”

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