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Captain Christopher “Chris” Fontenot, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 225.362.8343
• Christopher (Chris) Joseph Fontenot
• Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office serving since 1992
• Served in the capacity of Corrections Officer, East and West Ascension Patrolman, Narcotics Detective, Criminal Investigations Detective, East and West
Ascension Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Supervisor of a Special Assignment/ Street Crimes Unit and currently as the Supervisor of Property and
Financial Crimes with the rank of Captain.
• Committed to providing a positive work atmosphere that flourishes by individual success and member ownership.
• 1991 Gonzales Volunteer Fire Department “Fireman of the Year
• 1996 Knights of Columbus Council 2657 & VFW Deputy of the Year
• 2007 Knights of Columbus Council 1087 Deputy of the Year
• 2019 Promoted to the Rank of Captain
• 2019 Graduate of the Leadership Ascension Program.
• Married to Debbie Munson Fontenot of St. Amant where they reside with three children, Haley 21, Carley 19 and Cade 12
Lt. Lawrence (Larry) Dearing, Foley PD, email@example.com ~ 251-424-8033
I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a child, my parents were missionaries and I lived in Guatemala, Central America. I enlisted the Army Reserve in 1987 at the age of 17 with an MOS in Communications. I graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas in 1988 and in 1990 I attended college at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. In 1995 I enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard with a Communications Unit where I remained until my EOS in 2006. I worked in my family’s construction equipment business from my teenage years until my father sold the business in 2000. I moved to Northwest Arkansas where I worked as the Service Manager of a Caterpillar construction equipment dealer until I joined the Fayetteville, Arkansas Police Department in 2002. In 2008 I moved to Foley, Alabama after accepting employment with the Foley Police Department. During my career with Foley, I began in patrol and then moved to Narcotics in 2009.
I worked Narcotics attached to the Baldwin County Drug Task Force until 2011 when I joined the Foley Police K9 Unit. In 2012 I became the Police Department’s Juvenile Detective and Evidence Custodian. In 2013 I promoted to the rank Corporal and transferred to the Patrol Division where I assumed an acting Sergeant role for a shift Sergeant who was on military deployment. In 2015 I transferred back to Narcotics and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force in Mobile, Alabama. I promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2017 and transferred back to the Patrol Division as a shift Sergeant, maintaining my duties and my security clearance with the FBI. In 2018 I began a local Narcotics Unit in the Foley Police Department, rotating and training Patrol Officers in interdiction, street drugs, undercover operations and task force and gang initiatives. In 2020 I transferred back to the Criminal Investigations Division as the Sergeant and later in September, 2020 I promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, assuming command of the Foley Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.
I am married to my wife, Tamaira, a paralegal for a local Attorney, and together we have two daughters: Elizabeth, 26, who lives in Daphne, Alabama and works for the FBI in the Mobile Field Office, and Ava, 24, who lives in Denver, Colorado and works in real estate. I am extremely proud of my family and of my careers in service, both military and Law Enforcement.
Deputy Chief of Police Kevin Carnley, Foley PD, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 251-424-8161
Deputy Chief Kevin A. Carnley was born in Fairhope, Alabama in 1975. He attended Baldwin County Public School in Fairhope and graduated from Fairhope High School in 1995. He began public service in 1997 as a volunteer firefighter with the Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department. In July 1999, he started his career in Law Enforcement as a Communication Officer for the City of Foley Police Department. The following year he was promoted to Patrolman and attended the South West Alabama Police Academy.
As a patrolman, he served in various capacities, such as a Narcotics Enforcement Team member, Field Training Officer, and Canine Handler. As a Canine Handler, he conducted 25 successful tracks and had over 100 canine-related arrests. He earned an Exceptional Service Award for his job performance.
He was promoted to corporal in 2007 and served as a first-line patrol supervisor and supervisor of the Canine Unit until being assigned to the Professional Development Unit in 2009. While assigned to the Professional Development Unit, he researched, developed, instructed, scheduled, and tracked training of all police department employees. He was awarded the Exceptional Service Award for his performance as it directly contributed to the professionalism of the department’s ninety-plus employees.
In 2013, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division. He was again awarded an Exceptional Service Award for the exceptional manner he performed as a Patrol Sergeant.
In 2017 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was assigned to Patrol Division Commander. As Lieutenant of Patrol, he is responsible for managing the purchase and maintenance of the department’s fleet within the budget and the city’s purchasing procedure. He was again awarded an Exceptional Service Award for exceptional Leadership as the Patrol Commander.
In 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief, Chief of Staff, and currently oversees the department’s four-division (Patrol, Criminal Investigation, Community Safety, Admin/Corrections) and the annual budget.
Chief Carnley has attended numerous specialized schools related to his various assignments and career to include Field Training Officer, FBI Certified Instructor, K9 Handler, K9 Unit Management Course, Less Lethal Instructor, Taser Instructor, Reality Based Training Instructor, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Southeastern Leadership Executive Development (SLEDS), and also attended numerous hours in multiple leadership training classes. Over the last 22 years, Chief Carnley has received nearly 2000 hours in various police-related training.
Chief Carnley has been recognized throughout his career for his work and dedication to the Foley Police Department. He was named Officer of the Year in 2008. He has been awarded the K9 Ribbon, Law Enforcement Instructor Ribbon, Pistol Expert Ribbon, and the Major Felony Arrest Award.
Throughout his years with the police department, he has been involved in the research and implementation of new technologies such as in-car camera systems, less-lethal options, body cameras, and radio systems. He has also been involved in the writing of various department policies and procedures.
Chief Carnley currently serves as the Chairman of the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC) for Baldwin County.
Chief Carnley and his wife Chrissy have been married for 14 years and have a 5-year-old son. They live in the Barnwell Community and attend St. Margret of Scotland Catholic Church in Foley.
Captain Tommy “Chris” Weeks, Pascagoula PD, email@example.com ~ 228-217-7419
I was born in Ft. Meyers, FL, and moved to Pascagoula, MS at an early age. I graduated from Pascagoula High School in 1988 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1989. I served as a nuclear weapons security guard at NSB Kings Bay and an infantry team leader with BLT 1/6 at Camp Lejuene, NC. I graduated from the Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1995. I was subsequently hired by the Moss Point Police Department in 1997.
Lt. Mitchell Lofton, Pascagoula PD, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 228-382-2049
Lt. Mitchell Lofton is a lifelong resident of Jackson County, Mississippi, and has been married to his wife, Martha Lofton, for twelve years. Mitchell comes from a law enforcement family and enjoys hunting and fishing. He has served the City of Pascagoula for the past seventeen years.
Mitchell began his career as a Detention Officer in the Pascagoula Municipal Jail in April of 2005. In 2006, he was promoted to Patrolman and attended the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy (MLEOTA) Class #216. As a patrolman, he quickly became a Field Training Officer and has been involved in the training of numerous officers. In 2008, He was selected to serve on the Special Response Team (SRT), which was tasked with crime suppression either by covert operations or high visibility proactive patrols. The team was also tasked with executing Search and Arrest Warrants.
In April of 2012, he was assigned to the Accreditation Team tasked with preparing the department for accreditation through the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. After completing the accreditation process, he was reassigned to the Warrants Division in 2013.
In October of 2013, he was promoted to Sergeant and reassigned to the Patrol Division. He became a Crisis Negotiator in 2014 and attended the Mississippi Law Enforcement Command College in 2019.
In 2020, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Professional Standards Division as the Accreditation Manager. He is certified by NITV Federal Services as an examiner in Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA). He is a Field Training Officer Instructor, Police Traffic RADAR/LIDAR Instructor, and NARCAN Instructor. He also manages the departments’ community service program and serves on the Marine Patrol Unit.
Sgt. Michael McLain, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, email@example.com ~ 318-732-6040
I began my career with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office in April of 2007. I started my journey in Corrections until being assigned to the Patrol Division in 2009 where I served my community for 7 years. In 2016, I transferred to the Investigations Division and assigned to the Violent Crimes Section. I was recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant within Violent Crimes. I hold the position of Team Leader and Sniper for the SWAT team. I am also an instructor at the North Delta Training Academy, teaching cadets; Death Investigations, Interview and Interrogation, Repelling and Active Shooter.
Lt. Todd Walden, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 318-331-3564
My name is Lieutenant Todd Walden. After returning from the U.S. Marine Corps and spending 5 years in Juvenile Corrections, I found my home at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1999. After two years in corrections, I was able to transfer to Patrol Division. I have been in Patrol for 20 of my 22 years, during which time I have served as a Breacher on the SWAT Team, an Field Training Officer for new patrol deputies, a Patrol Shift Sergeant and currently a patrol Shift Lieutenant. I enjoy interacting with the public and fellow deputies on a daily basis always, trying to treat them like family.
Captain Gerald Whealton, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, email@example.com ~ 225-362-6952
Captain Gerald Whealton is a 25 year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Commander of the Investigative Support Unit (ISU). ISU is comprised of four sections; Crime Scene Investigations, Digital Forensics, Intelligence, and Evidence.
Lt. Devon Dabney, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 225-206-1661
I have been with St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office for 18 years. I have served in Corrections and the Patrol Division. I am currently a Patrol Shift Supervisor.
Lt. Jason Doucet, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, email@example.com ~ 225-206-3456
I am Lieutenant Jason Doucet with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office. I began my career assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division beginning in January 2010. My passion has been for patrol and everyday interactions with the community throughout my career. I have also had the duties of being designated as a Field Training Officer, assigned to the Louisiana Sheriff’s Task Force, and in 2013 joined the Special Response Team at its inception and currently serve as a Team Leader. In August of 2018, I was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and, in September 2021, promoted to Patrol Lieutenant.
Lt. Joseph Spadoni. St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 225-806-6518
I’m Lieutenant Joseph Spadoni, Jr. of the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office. I’ve proudly served the citizens of St. James Parish for the past 12 years, beginning in 2010.
I began my career assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division, where I spent six years. While a member of Uniform Patrol I was tasked with criminal patrol, traffic enforcement, and training recruits. For five of my six years in the division, I specialized in traffic as a member of the Motors Unit. Simultaneously, I served as a member of the Street Crimes Unit, focusing on violent crimes, weapons offenses, and narcotics. In 2013, while still a member of Uniform Patrol, I became a member of the Special Response Team, the first such element for my agency.
As my skills developed in the Patrol Division, I took a serious interest in narcotics enforcement and eradicating illegal narcotics from our streets. My interest and continued focus on narcotics as a patrolman led to me being promoted to Detective in our Narcotics Division.
At the time of my promotion, the Narcotics Division was in a transitional phase, with its previous members leaving the division as a result of promotion, retirement, or transfer. With the previous members no longer there, I was tasked with reforming the division from the ground level, which allowed me to develop my leadership style.
As a narcotics detective, I was chosen to serve our nation by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Task Force Officer. Upon being chosen by the DEA, I attended DEA TFO Training in Quantico, Virginia. As a member of the DEA Task Force, I aided in major narcotics investigations that spanned North America.
In January of 2022, I was promoted to Lieutenant, tasked with leading the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.
While eradicating narcotics from our community is an incredible passion of mine, my primary driving force is my daughter, Gianna. I hope that my efforts lead to a better, safer place for her to grow and thrive.
Lt. Paul Smith, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, smith_ps@JPSO.com ~ 504-915-8239
Lieutenant Paul Smith works at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, located in Jefferson, Louisiana, which is located next to New Orleans, Louisiana. Lieutenant Smith began his at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in May of 2002 and has worked in many different capacities during his time. Lieutenant Smith also serves in the Louisiana National Guard for approximately 28 years, holds the rank of Master Sergeant, and has been deployed twice to Iraq.
Lieutenant Smith started in May 2002, as an undercover narcotics agent. While conducting his duties Lieutenant Smith applied to the Police Academy and was approved for the Academy in June of 2003. Lieutenant Smith continued to work full time with the Sheriff’s Office and attended the Academy at night and on weekends for approximately 9 months. Upon graduating the Academy, Lieutenant Smith was transferred to the Operations Division, Third District Patrol Division.
Shortly after graduating the FTO program, Lieutenant Smith was deployed to Iraq with the United States Army National Guard for approximately a year and a half. Lieutenant Smith returned to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Lieutenant Smith continued to work in the Third District Patrol Division and was able to become a member of the SWAT team as an operator.
In December 2007, Lieutenant Smith was able to transfer to the Special Investigation Bureau, Narcotics Division. Lieutenant Smith had to resign from the SWAT Team, because of too many personnel in the specialized section on the team. Shortly after approximately two years, Lieutenant Smith had the opportunity to become a member of the SWAT Team a second time. Lieutenant Smith was able to work in narcotics for the next five years.
In August 2012, Lieutenant Smith was able to transfer to the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Robbery Division. Lieutenant Smith was given the opportunity to continue with learning all aspects of the Detective Bureau and expand his knowledge of all aspects of law enforcement. Lieutenant Smith was able to gain valuable knowledge and experience in interviewing, both suspects and victims, of various types of crimes.
In April 2014, Lieutenant Smith was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was transferred to the Operations Bureau, First District Patrol Division. After approximately two years, in January 2017, Lieutenant Smith was transferred to the Narcotics Division, as a Sergeant, and was able to expand his knowledge and experience as a first line supervisor on the Operations division and Detective Bureau.
In April 2021, Lieutenant Smith was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and transferred to the Operations Division, Fourth District Patrol Division. Lieutenant Smith was able to become a Team Leader for the Sniper section of the SWAT Team in August 2021. Lieutenant Smith has the opportunity to serve in several aspects of Law Enforcement and continues to expand his knowledge and experience. Lieutenant Smith passes on his knowledge to his deputies and Sergeants to make the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office a great place to work.
Captain Denise Boudreaux, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, email@example.com ~ 225-614-4777
I have been serving at the East Baton Rouge Parish for 24 years and I am currently Commander for Crime Analysis and Research Division, Alarm Enforcement Division, and Criminal / Traffic Records Division. I also am the Administrator for our software for Records Management and Jail Management systems. I also am responsible for NIBRS submissions to the federal government. I am honored to sever East Baton Rouge Parish in several different areas and enjoy every aspect of my duties.
Captain Cedric Gray, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, gray_cl@JPSO.com ~ 504-810-8589
Since 2006, I have been employed by Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. My current assignment is within the Juvenile Division, and previous assignments were supervisory in investigations of sex crimes and property crimes. Prior to this, I was a robbery investigator and began service as a patrol deputy.
For six years, I was employed by New Orleans Police Department and began as a patrolman. Later assignments were to a district task force and to HIDTA as a narcotics task force agent.
Lt. Lance Richards, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ (504) 756-3201
Lieutenant Lance C. Richards, Jr. has been employed with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for over 17 years. His current position is the Commander of the Internal Affairs Division.
Lt. Walter Banks, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, email@example.com ~ (504) 915-1723
I was born in New Orleans La. On December 24, 1966. I attended Walter L. Cohen High School and Graduated in 1985. I possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. I began my law enforcement career in 1990 as a deputy in the Corrections Division at Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, where I moved up the ranks to Assistant Watch Commander in central lock up.
Sgt. Jack Gilboy, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ (504 655-4421
I have been employed with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office since April of 2008. I graduated the P.O.S.T. academy in March of 2010. After graduating the P.O.S.T. academy, I returned to Corrections until I was transferred to the Patrol Division in August of 2012. I worked as a deputy in the Patrol Division until I was promoted to the rank of Corporal in August of 2015. I was then promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Patrol Division in April of 2020. I am still currently in that position. I am also a member of the S.C.S.O. Honor Guard and one the the S.R.T. Negotiators. I am one of the Defensive Tactics instructors and i currently teach report writing in the academy.
Health Services Administrator, Kecia Charles, RN, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, email@example.com ~ (504) 275-6779
I am a graduate of Charity- Delgado School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. I have been a registered nurse for 26 years. I have been employed with St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office since August 2004. Currently, I am the health services administrator at Nelson Coleman Correctional Center. I am responsible for running the day to day operations of the medical department within the correctional center and providing adequate medical care to the offender population. I supervise a staff of 11 healthcare employees, which consists of licensed practical nurses and medical assistants.
Prior to my career in corrections, I worked as a staff nurse at a state hospital in New Orleans, LA for 8 years where I provided direct nursing care. I also worked as a nurse case manager for a HIV/AIDS community based organization. While working there, I coordinated medical care for HIV + women, adolescents and children. I provided education and medication adherence support. I also helped develop and author a health and wellness program curriculum for HIV + women.
I am a divorced mother of two young adults (son, 24 and daughter, 22). My daughter is a college athlete (basketball). I am the youngest of 6. I enjoy spending time with my family especially my 3 year old great niece.
Lt. Jeremy Pitchford, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ (504) 329-6334
Jeremy Pitchford is the Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigations Division for the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office. He started with the sheriff’s 21 years ago. After completing the Louisiana P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training) Academy, he worked in corrections for 2 years. He then spent 5 years as a patrol deputy and has been in investigations for the last 14 years. In 2015 he was promoted to sergeant and then to Lieutenant in 2020.
Over his career Lieutenant Pitchford has been a member of the Special Response Team, and he is currently a team leader. He is also a firearms instructor.
Sgt. Jimmie Stack, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, email@example.com ~ (504) 215-6417
Sergeant Jimmie Stack has been a live long resident of Jefferson Parish. Sergeant Stack has been employed with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for over 8 years. My current position is a Shift Supervisor in the Corrections Divison.