City Departments
City Departments
Department Office of Administrative Affairs
Department Office of
Administrative Affairs

City of Crowley’s Office of Administrative Affairs is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the mayor’s office. The Administrative Assistant schedules all appointments and meetings for the mayor, keeps the mayor and board of aldermen informed of all changes in federal and/or state statutes. The Administrative Assistant supervises the constituent request division, custodian, and the landscape specialist.

Constituent Requests
The constituent request division receives requests for the entitled services from the citizens of Crowley, assigns requests to the appropriate departments, follows up on all requests for entitled services through the use of service surveys, and reports results of service to the quality manager. You can request records from the City of Crowley by filling out the Public Records Request form and submitting to the City of Crowley, or by calling City Hall at (337) 788-4100.
Office of City Clerk
Established in 1900, the Office of Administration, City Clerk section is responsible for recording and preserving the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Aldermen, acts as auditor for the city, and assists the mayor in preparing the annual budget. The City Clerk supervises five sub-sections, including municipal tax collections, applications for occupational licenses and alcohol and beverage permits, personnel, payroll, and purchasing. To access applications for permits and licenses, click here.
Bookkeeping
The Payroll Clerk works closely with the Personnel Clerk to compute and enter computer payroll data for the employees of the City of Crowley. The Payroll Clerk is responsible for compiling payroll data, such as hours worked, insurance deductions, employee identification number, and exemptions. He/she reviews wages computed and corrects errors to ensure accuracy of the payroll. He/she also records changes affecting net pay and prepares for city employees periodic reports of earnings, taxes, and deductions. The Payroll Clerk is most popular on paydays when he/she prepares and issues paychecks.
Personnel
The personnel administrator receives and reviews applications for municipal employment and coordinates employee health and leave benefits. The City of Crowley is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, or any non merit factor. For information on employment opportunities click here or apply at the Office of Employment Security at 124 East 3rd Street, Crowley, Louisiana.
Purchasing
The purchasing agent is responsible for evaluating office supplies and approving purchasing of most supplies and equipment based on need. Under the umbrella of ISO 9001, the purchasing agent completes quarterly evaluations of all vendors. Vendors may contact the purchasing agent by telephoning (337) 788-4105.

Contact Information

425 N Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, LA. 70526

Phone: (337)783-0824
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Code Enforcement Department
Code Enforcement Department

The Code Enforcement Department of Crowley has two divisions — the first being Code Enforcement and the second being Animal Control.

Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement enforces a variety of regulations that deal with the development, use and maintenance of property. The purpose of the Code Enforcement Department is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards and to work with the public as well as the city and parish in any way that will improve the quality of life in the City of Crowley.

 

Click here for online forms issued by Code Enforcement.

Contact Information

Phone: (337) 788-4101
Fax: (337) 788-4146

 

Danny Hebert
City Inspector

 

Tiffany Handy
Clerk

 

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Animal Control
The Crowley Animal Shelter is a program that effectively treats the symptoms while seeking to eliminate the causes by compassionately using the tools of education and enforcement.

Contact Information

Phone: (337) 788-8004

 

Animal Shelter Hours
7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday

 

Animal Control Fees
– Euthanasia $10.00
– Cat trap rental $25.00
– Out-of-town animal pickup $50.00
– Quarantined animal housing $15.00 per day
– Unwanted animal pickup $10.00
– Animal adoptions $10.00 plus shelter fee

Crowley Fire Department
Crowley Fire Department

The Crowley Fire Department proudly protects the 15,000 citizens of Crowley. The city is approximately 10 square miles and is protected by 3 fire stations. We respond to fire, extrication, and EMS calls throughout the city. The department utilizes both volunteer and career firefighters with 19 volunteers and 28 career firefighters serving the city.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Crowley Fire Department is to provide an umbrella of protection to our community through aggressive delivery of safety education, fire prevention, disaster management, firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services by providing a highly trained and well equipped team of professional FIREFIGHTERS, EMTS, AND FIRST RESPONDERS.
Vision Statement
The Crowley Fire Department will continue to enhance and expand our services to the community while maintaining a high level of professionalism and tradition.
Memberships / Organizations
  • Louisiana State Firemen’s Association
  • Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Fire Chiefs Association
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • American Heart Association
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Employment Opportunities
Click here for information, requirements and benefits of employment in the City of Crowley’s Fire Department.

Radio Frequency – 154.25
I.S.O. Class 3 Rating

 

Jody Viator
Fire Chief

 

104 West Hutchinson Avenue
P.O. Box 1712
Crowley, LA. 70527
Office: (337) 788-4106
Fax: (337) 788-4109

Historic Rice Theater
Historic Rice Theater

The Theatre was constructed in the mid to late 1940’s. The building was later sold to the City of Crowley in 1986. This was when the Rice City Civic Center Project was undertaken by a group of concerned citizens and the City of Crowley Administration.

 

The Rice City Civic Center Restoration Committee, Friends of Theatre, the City of Crowley, along with concerned citizens, businesses, industries, and organizations in the city of Crowley have donated thousands of dollars for restoration purposes, and this is still happening today.

 

Today the Historic Rice Theatre plays host to numerous civic and community events. The stage now comes alive with a wide range of local, area and national musical and theatrical performances. Click here for information on renting the Rice Theatre for your special event.

City Facility Rental

(Rice Theatre and Rice Theatre Annex)

If you would like to rent one of the city’s facilities for your upcoming event or meeting, please fill out the required form(s) below and follow the instructions:
Select the form or information sheet necessary for your event Fill out the form online Print and save Deliver the form, necessary documentation, and fees to the City of Crowley.
Annex Rental Contract
Contract Agreement for rental use of the City of Crowley’s Annex
Rice Theatre Rental Contract
Contract Agreement for rental use of the Rice Theater.
Rice Theatre / Security Contract

Lessee is responsible for providing and for the payment of adequate security for event. Security Contract Agreement with Crowley police Department.

Rice Theatre / Concept Entertainment Contract

In the event the Rice Theater sound system and / or lighting system are used, the renter is required to hire sound / lighting techs through Concept Entertainment. Contract agreement

Rice Theatre / Seating Chart

Seating chart updated October 2012.

Contact Information

 

Charlotte Jeffers
Theatre Coordinator

 

Rice Theatre

323 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, LA. 70526
Office: (337) 788-4116

 

Rice Theatre Annex

316 North Avenue F
Crowley, LA. 70526
Office: (337) 788-4116

Crowley Main Street
Crowley Main Street

The City of Crowley was designated as a Louisiana Main Street Community in July, 1999.

Main Street offers design and technical assistance for building renovations. The local office has access to state and national networks of data and workshops to improve the downtown community.

Mission Statement
The mission of Main Street Crowley is to recognize, revitalize, and promote the historic, cultural, social, and economic significance of Crowley’s Downtown Historic Business District, and to educate the community about the benefits of its preservation through the involvement of the entire community.
Programs
Facade Grants
The Main Street Program, through the Louisiana Main Street Program, offers facade grants to help improve the appearance of downtown while encouraging good design. These grants are awarded on an annual basis and are given to projects that contribute to the commercial revitalization of the historic central business district. Properties must be located within the geographically designated Main Street area and must be at least 50 years old. There are some exceptions. This is a matching grant.

 

These grants are financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior through the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, Division of Historic Preservation.

Tax Abatement
The tax abatement program is available for buildings individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places or buildings that are considered historic components of Register districts. The state tax abatement program can be used both for commercial structures and owner-occupied private homes. Under the Restoration Tax Abatement Program, the assessed value and the property taxes can be frozen at the pre-improvement level for five years, resulting in substantial tax savings. In addition, this program can be used in combination with the federal historic preservation tax credit program, resulting in even more substantial savings.
Tax Credits
A tax credit is a direct, dollar for dollar, reduction in the amount of money a taxpayer must pay in taxes for a given year. Example: if a taxpayer owes $7,000 in taxes to the IRS, but has a tax credit of $3,500, he only pays $3,500. A credit is much better than a deduction which merely reduces a taxpayer’s taxable income and may put him in a lower tax bracket. If a taxpayer earns more credit than he can use in a single year, he can carry the credit forward up to 20 years, and backward 1 year.

Contact Information

317 N. Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, LA. 70527-0901

Phone: (337)788-4123

Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation

Built in 1948, Miller Stadium served as the home of the Crowley Millers who played in South Louisiana’s Semi-Pro Teche League, the professional Gulf Coast League, and Evangeline Leagues from 1948 to 1957. Popular with baseball enthusiasts, the Millers set attendance records by drawing 100,000 plus fans in 1952, 1953, and 1954.

Since 1998, the stadium has served as host site for two Mid South State 16 and under Tournaments, two Mid South Regional Tournaments, Colt League District, State, Regional and Zone Tournaments, two The winner of this prestigious tournament will advance to the World Series in Oregon. Miller Stadium also hosted the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State AAA Tournaments in 2003 and 2004.

In August 2003, the State of Louisiana designated Miller Stadium as an historic site. The park now serves the needs of the youth of Acadia Parish in the Recreational baseball, local high schools teams, and American Legion and Semi-Pro teams.

Online Registration Forms
Online registration forms are available for Crowley recreational activities including softball, t-ball, flag football, basketball and soccer. Forms are also available for the City’s summer camp activities.
History
In 1950, pitcher Rusty Walters won 30 games for the Millers leading the team to the Gulf Coast League Pennant. The following year teammate, Andy Strong was struck and killed by lightning in a game in Alexandria. In 1952, the Millers won the pennant and playoff for their best season. George Brunet won 7 of 8 games and pitched a no-hitter in 1956 on his way to the Major League Kansas City A’s. In 1957, Hurricane Audrey severely damaged many baseball parks and as a result the league finished the season with only 4 teams. In 1958, the league folded and the ballpark was purchased by the City of Crowley. In 1998 renovations for Miller Stadium began. The stadium has been updated with new lights, poles, enlarged press box and media deck and phone in the dugout for communications and game coverage.

Contact Information

Office: (337) 788-4124
Fax: (337) 788-4108

 

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

Peter Kirsch
Director of Recreation

Jeanette Guidry
Rental Information & Registration

Neomi Forrestier
Scheduling Information

 

MILLER STADIUM
713 West Mill Street
Crowley, LA. 70527

Phone: (337)788-4123

Crowley Police Department
Crowley Police Department

ALL EMERGENCIES – DIAL 911

The Crowley Police Department is responsible for the enforcement of City Ordinances and State Laws within the corporate limits of the city of Crowley. The department is operated under 4 divisions to better serve the needs of our citizens as well as our visitors. These divisions are Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Narcotics Division and Services Division.

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Crowley Police Department to provide the most modern and professional law enforcement services available to the citizens of the City of Crowley. The mission is also to maintain cooperation and assistance with federal, state, & local law enforcement agencies, keep the citizens aware of matters affecting their safety, provide training of police officers, and upgrading of modern technology and equipment.
Complaints and Requests
The following email addresses are for the public’s use to report crime, make special request or to ask questions. All emails will be directed to the office of the Chief of Police for review of private matters prior to being disbursed to any member of the Crowley Police Department. All information shall remain private and email addresses shall not forwarded for any reason.

 

 

To report criminal activity of any kind
reportcrime@crowleypolice.com

 

To ask questions of any concern
questions@crowleypolice.com

 

To make a special request of any nature
request@crowleypolice.com

Employment Information

Qualifications for employment:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have obtained a state certified GED
  • Must have a valid Louisiana driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Must be able to pass a physical which includes drug screen
  • Must be in good physical shape in order to complete the police academy
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Must pass a state civil service entrance exam
  • Must have no felonies or no misdemeanor charges that would prohibit you from carrying a firearm.

 

For More Information – http://www.crowleypolice.com/employment-info

Emergency Complaints: 911

 

Allen J “Jimmy” Broussard
Chief of Police

 

426 N. Avenue F
P.O. Box 436
Crowley, LA. 70527

 

Office – Non Emergency:
(337) 783-1234

 

Administration:
Phone: (337) 788-4114

Fax: (337) 788-4136

http://www.CrowleyPolice.com

 

Division Contacts

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Captain Chris Osborne

Patrol Division Commander
(337) 788-4113

cosborne@crowleypolice.com


Captain Janet Kneeland

Compliance Division
(337) 788-4140

jkneeland@crowleypolice.com


Captain Troy Hebert

Investigation Division
(337) 788-4132

thebert@crowleypolice.com


Captain Donald Vail

Services Division Commander
(337) 788-4135

dvail@crowleypolice.com

Public Works Department
Public Works Department
Fleet Management
Fleet Management oversees the maintenance of all city owned vehicles and gas powered equipment. From camel trucks to gas-powered weed eaters the fleet management section services and maintains city-owned equipment. The division maintains all vehicle records and schedules periodic maintenance and provides critical equipment repairs.
Inventory Control / Purchasing
Inventory Control and Purchasing has the duty of purchasing supplies, materials, and equipment used by public works and assuring that inventory remains suited for the department. The department, which is ISO 9001 registered, controls supply and demand based on using accurate record keeping and ISO standards.
Street Department
The Street Department is the largest division in Public Works.  Employees in this department are charged with maintaining and repairing all travel ways for Crowley citizens including streets, sidewalks, alleys, boulevards, and medians.  Employees cut or trim trees on city rights of way, and build, repair and/or remove sidewalks on city rights of way.  This department is also charged with decorating the city for special events including the International Rice Festival, Christmas, May Market, and July Fete.
Maintenance of City-Owned Cemetery
The City of Crowley owns a cemetery located in South Crowley.  The Public Works Department maintains the cemetery.  For more information about purchasing plots, contact the City Clerk’s office at (337) 788-4103.
Welding Department
The welding department repairs and/or constructs equipment for city use.
Landscape Specialists
The City of Crowley employees full time landscape specialists. These employees are charged with maintaining all flowerbeds, specialty trees, and city medians. These employees assist in the annual Cleanest City Contest.

Contact Information

Phone: (337) 783-0824

 

Albert John
Public Works Director

 

Gilbert Onezine
Street Commissioner

Stormwater Protection
Stormwater Protection

Call and sign up today for any of these great projects and take pride in our beautiful city.

Storm Drain Marking Program
Any type of group can label storm drain catch basins, which alerts the public not to dump any waste into the drains. Materials for the project such as the label in the illustration or stencils and paint are provided to participants. Several hundred storm drains have been marked, but many more await your group, as you do your part to keep Crowley’s waterways clean.
Annual “Trash Bash”
Every spring, hundreds of volunteers — groups of all sorts and individuals — head out to some of the more littered roads and waterways in and around Crowley to pick up unsightly litter. Call and sign up today and take pride in our beautiful city.
Fact Sheet and Reports
A homeowner’s guide to healthy habits for clean water.
The Solution to Stormwater Protection
Protecting Water Quality from Urban Runoff
Protecting Water Quality from Agricultural Runoff

Contact Information

 

Tony Duhon
Stormwater Program Manager

 

Phone: (337) 783-0824
Fax: (337) 783-4331

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Stormwater runoff?

    Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater from naturally soaking into the ground.

  • Why is Stormwater runoff a problem?

    Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system that leads directly to local waterways.

  • What is household hazardous waste?

    Such products may include certain paints, cleaners, stains and varnishes, car batteries, motor oil, and pesticides. The dangers of improper disposal of these items may not be immediately obvious, but may have the potential to cause physical injury to sanitary workers, contaminate septic tanks, or wastewater treatment systems.

  • Does water entering the storm drains get treated?

    No — the water goes directly to the local waterways.

  • Can grass cuttings be blown into the street and down the storm drains?

    No — grass and other waste materials entering the storm drain system can hinder proper drainage and affect local water quality. Keep grass on the lawn, it’s natural fertilizer.

  • What is erosion control?

    It is anything that will keep soil on site and out of streets and storm drains. This may include silt fencing, berms and properly placed hay bales. Natural vegetation is the best method to control erosion; roots and ground cover will hold the soil on site.

  • Why is erosion control necessary?

    Eroding soil and mud, sometimes due to land being disturbed as a result of construction activities, ends up in the streets, drains, ditches, and water ways. Important topsoil is lost while contributing to poor water quality and possible clogged storm drains.

Waste Water Department
Waste Water Department

The City of Crowley Wastewater Treatment facility is a 2.47 MGD (million gallon per day) average design flow and a 3.22 MGD peak design flow intermediate Open March/ Rock-Reed Treatment System with Ultraviolet Disinfections.

Flow Pattern
The wastewater entering the City of Crowley Treatment Facility from the Main Influent Pump Station is pumped into the seventy-eight Facultative Treatment Pond. The pretreated wastewater flows by gravity to the torpedo grass plot and then into the aerated lagoon. From there it flows by gravity into the eighteen-acre rock-reed filter system for secondary treatment. The treated wastewater again flows by gravity into the ultraviolet disinfections system and then into the post aeration basin. Finally the disinfected wastewater flows by gravity via 24 inch RCP pipe to the discharge point in Bayou Plaquemine Brule, or is circulated to the facultative pond via the re-circulation system.
Treatment Facilities
Wastewater is collected in the facultative treatment pond for fifty-one days at average design flow rates. Ten wind driven aerators are used to help prevent odor and algae buildup. After the raw sewage is pretreated, the wastewater gravity flows to the intermediate open marsh, which contains bulrush and duckweed, then into the torpedo grass plot aerated lagoon for a period of 24 hours. This serves to increase dissolved oxygen and promote nitrification/denitrification. From the plot aerated lagoon, the wastewater flows by gravity into the eighteen acre rock-reed filter system where the bulrush and rocks for secondary treatment. The treated wastewater then flows by gravity into the ultraviolet disinfections system and then through a post aeration basin. The disinfected wastewater then flows to its final discharge point.
SCADA System
SCADA is an acronym for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. It is technology, which allows the treatment plant operator to receive continuous information on the plant’s processes and to exercise programmatic control over those processes. SCADA systems can also log real-time data for later reference. Historical data is important to the treatment plant operator. It is used to assist the operator in understanding the plant’s operating characteristics, and how it responds to changing conditions.
Emergency Generator
Electricity is the life-blood of a modern wastewater treatment facility. Pumps, blowers, controllers, and instrumentations require electricity to operate. To provide power for wastewater treatment in the event of a power outage, the wastewater treatment plant has a large diesel-powered emergency generator.
Collection System and Pump Stations
The existing Crowley Sewer System consists of a network of laterals, trunk sewers, pump stations, and force mains.

Contact Information

412 Conrad Road
Crowley, LA.  70526
Phone: (337) 783-0824

 

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

Emergency After Hours
(337) 784-6539

 

Tim Cradeur
Director of Wastewater