Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointment of Billy Joe Harrington of Natchez, Louisiana was appointed to the Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board. Harrington is the district attorney in Natchitoches Parish. He was nominated by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association and will represent district attorneys from the middle area of the state.
The Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board reviews the needs of the state and local governments to make recommendations of funding to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control drug trafficking, drug related crime, and violent crime.