SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon was sworn into office on May 9, 2016 and re-elected without opposition in 2019 for the 2020-2024 term. 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 Identification.
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 married to Laurie Landry Falcon of Belle Rose, LA. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Sheriff Falcon’s parents are Charles Falcon, Sr. And Maudry Rodrigue Campbell. His grandparents are Wilbert “Bill” and Myrtle White Falcon and Eddie and Maude Mabile Rodrigue.