ESTEVAN — Former Estevan police chief Paul Ladouceur received a severance package after he stepped down as chief for the Estevan Police Service last year.
Ladouceur received a lump-sum equivalent to 24 months' salary, a transfer of ownership of an SUV, and the transfer of ownership of Ladouceur's cellphone.
Mayor Roy Ludwig did not comment on the details of the package. He noted the lump-sum payment was for salary, and would not include per diems or mileage.
Ladouceur submitted his resignation to the Estevan board of police commissioners in April 2021, following mounting criticism from the Saskatchewan Association of Police Officers and the community over his leadership of the EPS.
In particular, the criticism grew after the passing of long-time EPS Const. Jay Pierson, who died in March 2021. Pierson had to take the Estevan board of police commissioners to court to get benefits related to his diagnosis with PTSD.