The Brusly Town Council voted Monday evening to hire part-time employees for the Brusly P.D., one of which will be the city’s first female officer, according to Police Chief Jamie Whaley.
Kasey Perrault was unanimously approved to be hired by the council as a reserve officer, making her the first female officer at Brusly P.D.
“She’s post certified and has a few years of experience,” Whaley told the council.
Whaley told the council that with the hiring of Perrault, he is adding numbers to an already depleted reserve officers program.
“We got rid of quite a few that were not putting in any time,” said Whaley. “We’re down to, I want to say, about five.”
Whaley said that the BPD is using reserve officers on an as needed basis, and part-time employees cannot exceed 15 hours a week.
In other news, Whaley requested that the council amend an ordinance that requires dog owners pick up after their dogs after the animal has defecated in someone’s yard.
“When people walk their dog, it sometimes goes in people’s yards. Some people pick it up, some people just let it go,” Whaley said during the meeting adding that a Brusly homeowner and dog walker recently got into a verbal spat over dog droppings. “I’d like to see if we can squeeze something into the ordinance.”
Council member Shane Andre said that he would write the ordinance amendment, as owners who don’t pick up after their dogs aggravate him.