Before Craig Webre was
elected to the Office of Sheriff of Lafourche Parish, the Sheriff's
Office had been subject to ongoing state and federal investigations and
indictments for several years. The two Sheriffs preceding Craig
Webre, along with several members of their top staff, served prison
sentences for crimes committed while serving in public office.
When Craig Webre was elected Sheriff in 1992, he said, "Today
marks the beginning of a new era of accountable, responsible and
professional law enforcement in Lafourche Parish.”
The Lafourche Parish
Sheriff's Office has grown tremendously under his leadership. When
Webre took office, he centralized several offices, replaced antiquated
vehicles and equipment and established new training requirements.
In addition, he began upgrading the services of the Sheriff's Office.
established Motorcycle, Mounted and Bicycle Patrols to augment regular
patrols. He implemented the first rural Weed and Seed Program in a high
crime area. Crimestoppers, Home Incarceration, Drug Court and
Misdemeanor Probation were other programs initiated by Craig
Webre. For the youth, Sheriff Webre established a Sheriff's Summer
Camp, College Scholarship and an Explorer Scout Program along with a
Christmas Bicycle Giveaway for the
The Lafourche Parish
Sheriff's Office now has new and upgraded equipment in every area. New
vehicles with computers and cameras, portable radios, uniforms and new
and re-modeled offices present an improved image of professionalism to
the public. National Accreditation, modernized programs and new
policies and procedures demonstrate a sense of pride and accomplishment
in the employees of the Sheriff's Office.
He has improved
deputies’ skills, their ability to communicate and their educational
opportunities. Deputies are more professional, more efficient, better
equipped and have a positive image in the community thanks to the
untiring efforts of Sheriff Craig Webre.
Craig Webre is a
graduate of the National Sheriff's Institute, serving as class
president for two years. He has been invited back to the national
training facility to teach incoming sheriffs. Craig Webre is an adjunct
professor at both Nicholls State and Loyola Universities. He was
elected to serve as President of the National Sheriff's Association in
In times of
catastrophic events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Sheriff Craig
Webre first took care of his own parish and then dispatched personnel,
equipment and assistance to neighboring parishes in rescue and relief
efforts. Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Vermillion
Parishes all benefited from the assistance he provided.
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.
Listed below are some
of the programs initiated and/or improved by Sheriff Craig Webre:
MEALS ON WHEELS
POLICE SOCIAL SERVICES
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS
LAFOURCHE PRIDE AWARDS
WEED AND SEED
NEW PATROL CARS
REGIONAL TRAINING ACADEMY
SHERIFF'S SUMMER CAMP
CHRISTMAS BICYCLE PROGRAM
SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS
FREE COLLEGE TUITION
SEX OFFENDER ACCOUNTABILITY
POSITIVE ACTION SCHOOL SITE (PASS)
RANDOM EMPLOYEE DRUG TESTING
Craig Webre was true
to his word.
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