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29 Days of Local Black History: Eloise T. Lewis

First African American promoted to Assistant Police Chief

Another first with Shreveport Police Department.  Eloise J. Lewis became the city’s first African American woman promoted to Assistant Police Chief.  She was promoted under the leadership of former Chief Willie Shaw.

Following more than 30 years with the department, she led the Investigations Division which encompassed vice, homicides and burglaries, just to name a few.

She gained the admiration and respect of her colleagues as well citizens in the community. She credited her journey to her faith and relationship with God, “God was always first,” she said.

We honor Assistant Chief Eloise Lewis!

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