The mission of Northwest Law Enforcement Planning Agency, Inc. is to establish a forum for persons most familiar with the problems of local law enforcement to study, address, and adopt methods, procedures and programs that will result in more efficient and effective criminal justice operations in the Northwest Louisiana area.
Jack Kenneth (Ken) Walker
Ken Walker was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on November 26, 1945. He attended public schools in south Grant Parish and graduated from Dry Prong High School in 1963. While in high school he was a member of the baseball and basketball teams and a participant on the FFA debate team. Ken attended La. Tech from 63 to 67 graduating with a degree in business administration with a marketing option. He has been married to his wife Bonnie since 1966. They have three (3) grown children, all graduates of La. Tech; Jamie, an insurance adjuster, Jennifer, a speech therapist and Stephanie, an elementary grade speech therapist. Ken and Bonnie also have six (6) granddaughters. Ken Walker is an avid outdoors man that focuses on deer hunting and maintaining his 2 acre yard and 32 acre tree farm.
Ken was named executive director of the law enforcement planning program in 1970, six years before the formation of Red River Delta. He spearheaded the incorporation of the organization that initially served the eight (8) parishes of Red River Delta and now the ten(10) parishes of Northwest.
Jeremy P. Edwards
Jeremy was born in Metairie, LA, and has lived in a variety of different places, including: Metairie, LA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Dumfries, VA (30 miles S of Washington D. C.); Lafayette, LA; Opelousas, LA; and Jeremy currently lives in the Alexandria, LA area with his wife, Stephanie and daughters, Madison and Mallory. Jeremy graduated high school with Humanitarian Honors from Westminster Christian Academy, Opelousas, LA before going to college at Louisiana College in Pineville, LA. He graduated from Louisiana College with a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
After graduation, Jeremy started working for Red River Delta Law Enforcement Planning Council, Inc. in June of 2001 as the Grant Manager of the Byrne (Anti-Drug), Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) , and Act 562 Equipment Grant Programs.
Jeremy was named the Assistant Director July 1, 2017, and in addition to other duties, manages the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Title II and V Programs (JJDP), and POST Training Reimbursements.