Norman Craig has been appointed to the Bossier Parish Police Jury to complete the unexpired term of Sonny Cook in District 4. Cook resigned his post last week to care for his wife who is in bad health.

Craig was one of five people who applied to represent District 4. He will serve until November when the next scheduled election will be held.

Craig has been a member of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office for the past 11 years, serving as a patrol officer, DARE officer, school resource officer and in special services. He is commanding officer of the Young Marines and was class president of the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy’s first class.

“This is an opportunity to serve the people of my district and to work with the other police jury members to keep Bossier Parish moving ahead,” Craig said. “I’ve got a lot to learn but I’m ready to accept the challenges.”

He was sworn in and cast his first vote as a police jury member Wednesday.