Tax renewal benefiting Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office passes

Published 10:21 pm Saturday, November 13, 2021

A parishwide sales tax renewal for the Calcasieu Law Enforcement District was approved by voters Saturday.

“I want to thank the voters in our parish for passing the tax renewal for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff Tony Mancuso said in a statement to the American Press.  “CPSO is dedicated to providing the highest quality of law enforcement services to our community and this tax, which generates $15 -$16 million dollars a year, allows us to continue to be a progressive department and serve those in Calcasieu Parish.”

The renewal is a quarter-cent sales tax and would be in effect for 10 years, starting Oct. 1, 2023. The funds will pay for maintaining deputy salaries, future drug education programs, operations for the Calcasieu Parish jail and other expenses.

The renewal was approved by 68 percent, or 15,675 votes, according to complete but unofficial results from the state Secretary of State’s Office.