The members of the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to providing the highest quality law enforcement service in order to enhance community safety, to protect life and property, and to reduce the overall crime rate.
We pledge individually and collectively to develop a partnership with the entire community, to lead a commitment to resolve problems, answer every complaint, and to improve the quality of life in Assumption Parish.
- Captain Bruce Prejean
- K-9 Officers
- Special Services
- SRT (Special Response Team) The Special Response Team is responsible for handling situations that are beyond the normal call for service such as crowd control and hostage situations. The team consists of members of the Sheriff’s Office who are specially trained to handle critical incidents with the goal of a peaceful resolution.
- Captain Donald Calamia
- Crimes Against Persons
- Crimes Against Property
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Property and Evidence
- Captain Hayward Coddou
- Undercover Narcotics Operations
- Street Level Drug Trafficking
- Vice Investigations
- Public Information Officer Lonny Cavalier
- WATER PATROL The Water Patrol Unit is responsible for handling law enforcement efforts on the waterways within the Parish. In addition to providing patrols in areas inaccessible to vehicular traffic, the unit also is responsible for providing a law enforcement presence at events on the water. The unit is also responsible for enforcing state and local laws related to the vessels and responds to incidents involving water-related accidents and drownings.
- TRAINING All commissioned deputies are required to attend a basic training academy and to be certified in accordance with the State of Louisiana’s P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) program. In addition to basic training, deputies attend schools and seminars and often become certified to instruct other members of the department.
- Captain Rodney Rhodes
- Warden – Shawanda Lemon
- Assistant Warden – Conrad Lewis
- SRO – Lt Byron Parker
The Assumption Parish Detention Center is a medium security facility capable of housing 128 inmates. Anyone arrested by state and local agencies within Assumption Parish is brought to the facility for booking.
The facility houses state and local inmates who have been sentenced and individuals that are awaiting the disposition of their cases. Juvenile and female arrestees are housed at separate facilities in surrounding parishes.
Among the inmates confined to the facility, several are assigned to the Trustee Detail. These inmates are assigned to work on a daily basis within the facility and in various locations in the community. The inmates working outside of the facility provide services such as the maintenance and upkeep of parish properties and litter abatement on roads and highways within the parish.
School Resource Officers are certified law enforcement officers who are permanently assigned to provide coverage to a school or a set of schools. The SRO is specifically trained to perform three roles: law enforcement officer; law-related counselor; and law-related education teacher. The SRO is not necessarily a DARE officer (although many have received such training), security guard, or officer who has been placed temporarily in a school in response to a crisis situation but rather acts as a comprehensive resource for his/her school.
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E., the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience gave them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the D.A.R.E. program, officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills. Forty hours of additional training are provided to D.A.R.E. instructors to prepare them to teach the high school curriculum. D.A.R.E. is universally viewed as an internationally recognized model of community policing. The United States Department of Justice has identified how D.A.R.E. benefits local communities:
- D.A.R.E. “humanizes” the police: that is, young people can begin to relate to officers as people
- D.A.R.E. permits students to see officers in a helping role, not just an enforcement role
- D.A.R.E. opens lines of communication between law enforcement and youth
- D.A.R.E. Officers can serve as conduits to provide information beyond drug-related topics
- D.A.R.E. opens dialogue between the school, police, and parents to deal with other issues
COURT SECURITY During the normal work week, the 23rd Judicial District holds court criminal and civil sessions at the Assumption Parish Courthouse in Napoleonville. During these sessions, the deputies are assigned to provide security to insure the safety of court personnel and the attending public.
School Crossing Guards
- Chief Civil Deputy Katie Thibodeaux
- Bayou L’oursé Substation
- Pierre Part Substation
- Tax Collection
- Process Service
- Information Technology
- Criminal Records
- Fines Collection
- Lieutenant Kelli Lajaunie
- Lieutenant Robert Martin
The Information Technology staff is responsible for maintaining our vast array of computers and telecommunications equipment, including the body cameras, desktop computers, laptop computers, in-car computers, servers, and software that make up the APSO computer network. This includes approximately 120 workstations and 10 servers. They are constantly evaluating the latest in cutting-edge technology for implementation at the agency. More commonly known as “I.T.,” the staff monitors all connectivity between agency offices to assure continued access to all APSO services.