Sheriff Leland Falcon
Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland
Falcon was sworn into office on May 9, 2016.
Falcon had a vision as to where he wanted to bring the Sheriff’s Office.
Falcon campaigned on a platform
of solid community policing programs as well as vigorous drug enforcement. The Sheriff was dedicated to streamlining the
Sheriff’s Office budget to address the more important issues and was committed
to training personnel.
Falcon, a longtime resident of
Assumption Parish, was a graduate of White Castle High School. He graduated from the Nicholls State
University P.O.S.T. Academy and was a graduate of the Louisiana State Police
Basic Training Academy.
Sheriff Falcon has enjoyed a
lifetime of law enforcement beginning with the White Castle Police Department. Falcon served as a Deputy Sheriff of
Assumption Parish and joined the ranks of the Louisiana State Police in 1990 as
a Uniform Patrol Officer. He was
promoted to Sergeant of the State Police Riverboat Gaming Division in
1998. Sheriff Falcon was appointed Lieutenant
of the Louisiana State Police Transportation and Environmental Safety section
in 2006, before again being promoted to Executive Officer, Gaming License
section of the Louisiana State Police in 2007.
From 2007 to 2010, Falcon was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal
Identification and Information section.
He was promoted to Captain and Commander of State Police Technical
Support Services in 2010. Falcon was
promoted to Major of Office of Internal Affairs, Louisiana State Police in 2012
and completed his State Police career as Major of Operational Support.
During a distinguished career,
Falcon was recognized for his commitment to excellence. He received letters of commendation in 1993
and 2001. He was selected Trooper of the
Year, Troop C, in 1994. Falcon was
selected as Outstanding Officer of the Year by VFW Post 5097 in 1995 and
received Meritorious Service Awards in 2003 and 2005 from Louisiana State
Police. Sheriff Falcon received the 2005
Louisiana State Police Unit Citation Award and the Professional Excellence
Award in 2008.
Falcon implemented the New Sex
Offender and Child Predator Registry and served on the Interagency Council on
the Prevention of Sex Offenses.
Sheriff Falcon supervised the
Concealed Handgun Permit Unit and reduced the backlog in the Bureau of Criminal
Falcon was active in civic
organizations. He was a longtime member
of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree. He served as youth baseball
and softball coach for 20 years and youth football coach for 10 years.
The Sheriff is 54 years of age
and was born in Paincourtville, LA. He
married Laurie Landry Falcon of Belle Rose, LA on April 29, 1983. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
Sheriff Falcon’s parents are
Charles Falcon, Sr. And Maudry Rodrigue Campbell. His grandparents are Wilbert "Bell” and
Myrtle White Falcon and Eddie and Maude Mabile Rodrigue.