About Our Agency
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office employs around 350 deputies as well as 90 reserve deputies (volunteers).
Raising the Bar
In 2000, under the leadership of Sheriff Craig Webre, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office became one of only a handful of sheriff’s offices in the state of Louisiana to achieve National Accreditation under the watchful eye of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies or CALEA. The agency has maintained that distinction by achieving reaccreditation in 2003, 2006, 2009 and most recently in 2012. Sheriff Webre also serves as a CALEA Commissioner.
The LPSO Transitional Work Program also maintains National Accreditation by the American Correctional Association.
Under the direction and leadership of Sheriff Craig Webre, the employees of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office have distinguished themselves as leaders in various aspects of law enforcement and public service, earning national honors for the agency as well as individually. Here are some of the national awards and honors we have received.
- 2005 National Crime Victims Services Award (National Sheriff's Association)
- Outstanding Victims Services Award (International Association of Chiefs of Police)
- Sheriff Craig Webre - 2007 President of the National Sheriff's Association
- Major Todd Diaz - 2003 J. Stannard Baker Award for Highway Safety (National Sheriff's Association)
- Capt. Chad Shelby - 2011 Graduate of the 244th Session of the FBI National Academy
- Lt. Todd Charlet - 2010 Award for Excellence for Investigation of Serial Killer Ronald Dominique (International Homicide Investigators Association)
- Lt. Lafate Day - 2010 National Explorer Post Advisor of the Year (National Sheriff's Association), 2009 William H. Spurgeon Award Recipient (highest honor in Exploring)
Employees of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office are encouraged by Sheriff Webre to participate in professional development through state and national organizations. During his tenure, deputies have been elected to state and national offices of professional associations and have received multiple honors and awards. Here is a list of employees currently representing LPSO with positions in state and national organizations.
- Sheriff Craig Webre - 2014 Vice-President/Vice-Chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (and a Commissioner since 2010),
- Lt. Lafate Day - 2014-2015 President of the Louisiana Association of Crisis Negotiators and represents the association as a member of the National Council of Negotiation Agencies (2010-present)
- Brennan Matherne - Director of Region 6 for the National Information Officer's Association representing Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico (2013-present)