Police Jury Association of Louisiana (Police Jury) is a lobbying and political action group formed in 1924 to influence local government in Louisiana. A member of the county government representative group National Association of Counties, Police Jury hosts an annual convention sponsored by local businesses. This organization is funded primarily by its membership dues. 1
Tax Centralization Legislation
In April 2022, Police Jury was part of a four-member coalition that opposed legislation that would centralize tax collection in the state of Louisiana; a similar measure had failed to garner enough votes in November 2021. Ahead of the second round of legislative debate, leadership from Louisiana School Boards Association, Louisiana Municipal Association, Louisiana Sheriff’s Association, and Police Jury submitted a co-signed letter opposing the bill, which was then abruptly removed from the debate roster by its sponsor, House Speaker Clay Schexnayder (R-Gonzales). 2
Guy Cormier is the executive director of Police Jury. He is a former councilman and parish president of the St. Martin’s parish district of Louisiana. 3 Cormier succeeded Roland Dartez, a former Assistant Attorney General under Louisiana Attorney General Richard Ieyoub (D), in the role. 4
- “Police Jury Association of Louisiana.” Ballotpedia. Accessed August 15, 2022. https://ballotpedia.org/Police_Jury_Association_of_Louisiana
- Ballard, Mark. “Defying House Speaker, Influential Groups Turn Against Centralized Tax Collections.” The Advocate. April 13, 2022. Accessed August 15, 2022.https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_5d0c30cc-bb72-11ec-818d-87b5df4cd5d8.html
- “Guy Cormier.” Linkedin. Accessed August 15, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/guy-cormier-29436868
- “Roland Dartez.” Police Jury Association of Louisiana. Accessed August 30, 2022. https://www.lpgov.org/page/RolandDartez.