Department Commanders


Craig Bean

Support Services Commander  |  Email 


Bean has had a career in law enforcement for over 25 years. He started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1991.

 

Bean has worked in several departments including Corrections and Enforcement. During his career Bean also served as Lieutenant over the CPSO ACT-T Team (Anti-Crime, Tactical & Training Unit) for several years. Prior to being promoted to Commander, Bean most recently served as Captain over Enforcement and then was transferred to Captain over Support Services.

 

Throughout his law enforcement career, he has attended many law enforcement related schools and seminars. He is a graduate of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy with numerous hours of post certification training.


Daniel Burkhalter, Jr.

Calcasieu Sheriff's Correctional Center Warden  |  Email 


Burkhalter worked at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's as a burglary and theft detective. He has worked at CPSO since 1991 with 10 years of corrections experience.

 

He is a graduate of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy with numerous hours of post certification training. Burkhalter holds a degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University.


Billy Chapman

Special Investigations Commander  |  Email


Chapman has been employed at CPSO since 1989. He served as a supervisor on Patrol as well as Lieutenant over the Marine Division.  Chapman formerly served as the Assistant Director and later, Director of the Calcasieu Parish Combined Anti-Drug Task Force.  Most recently, prior to being promoted to Commander, Chapman was Captain over Investigations.  

 

Chapman has attended numerous specialized law enforcement training schools with focus on leadership and narcotics. He also hold his Merchant Mariner Credential through the United States Coast Guard.  


James McGee

Enforcement Commander  |  Email


McGee was employed as a Patrol Shift Lieutenant and Commander of the Special Operations Group at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. He has been employed at CPSO for 15 years, working in many areas of the department, and has a strong background in patrol and special operations.


He has attended several law enforcement training courses with an emphasis on police supervision, special operations training, and defensive tactics instruction.  He is a graduate of the 236th Session FBI National Academy.


Jeff Miller

Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison Warden  |  Email 


Jeff Miller  joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1995, as a correctional officer.

 

Miller has spent his entire career in corrections.  In 2001, Miller was promoted to Shift Supervisor and in 2004 he was promoted to Assistant Warden.  Miller was promoted to Warden over the Correctional Center in October 2015 and in 2019 Commander over the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison.

 

Miller served in the United States Army for 10 years. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 252.


Gene Pittman 

Investigations Commander   |  Email 


Pittman has had a career in law enforcement for over 20 years. He started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1994. 

 

Pittman has worked in numerous departments including Corrections, Enforcement, and Narcotics. Pittman also served as Assistant Director and Director of the CAT Task Force at separate times during his career. He most recently served as Captain over Special Services and was then transferred to Captain over Investigations. 

 

Throughout his law enforcement career, he has attended many law enforcement related schools and seminars. He is a graduate of the 263rd Session FBI National Academy.


Doug Poole

Security Enforcement Commander  |  Email 


Poole has had a career in law enforcement for over 32 years.  He started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1984.

 

Poole has worked in numerous departments including Enforcement, Investigations, Narcotics, and Corrections.  Poole also served as Captain over Patrol and Investigations at separate times during his career.

 

Throughout his law enforcement career, he has attended many law enforcement related schools and seminars.He is a graduate of the 244th Session FBI National Academy.

 

 


Matt Vezinot

Special Services Commander  |  Email


Vezinot was the supervisor of the Crime Scene/Photographic Services Division at Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. He has been employed at CPSO since 1992. He served as an assistant team leader/team commander of the CPSO Special Operations Group (SWAT), as well as, a fingerprint instructor at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy.

 

Vezinot served in the U.S. Army and was activated during Desert Storm. He is a member of several civic organizations and has attended numerous specialized law enforcement training schools with focus on crime scene management, forensics, and tactical operations. He is a graduate of the 228th Session FBI National Academy.