We are proud of the deputies who work so hard to help make Calcasieu Parish a safe place to live. It is my belief we have one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the state. The men and women of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are highly skilled professionals committed to their jobs and to the people they serve.
Congratulations to CPSO Sgt. Julie Fontenot who was recently recognized as "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" by the American Legion Post 1.
Sgt. Fontenot is the supervisor in the CPSO Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) and oversees the day to day operations and functions. Since its start in 2018, Fontenot has played a major role in the progression of the RTCC.
She is pictured here receiving her award at a ceremony earlier last week.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating CPSO Sr. Cpl. Eric Perry and Cpls. Michael Hamorksi and Austin Mareno after they were recently presented with a CPSO Commendation Pin.
They were recognized for their professionalism and service they provided to a family after being dispatched out two different times at the residence in regards to a child at the home.
In September CPSO Deputy Michael Reed assisted a stranded motorist with a flat tire. The individual later called to commend Deputy Reed for his professionalism.
He is pictured with Sheriff Mancuso being awarded a CPSO Commendation Pin for his actions.
In September a two vehicle accident occurred in front of the CPSO Fleet Operations. One of the vehicles flipped several times during the accident. Lt. Pat Liliedahl witnessed the accident take place and immediately went out to check on the driver. Liliedahl had to enter the vehicle through the windshield and assisted the elderly female until medical personnel arrived.
He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a CPSO Commendation Pin for his actions.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso presenting SROs Thomas McKenzie and Robbie Montie with a CPSO Commendation Pin for their efforts at CPAS East.
The administration at CPAS recently commended McKenzie and Montie, stating they are always willing to go above and beyond the scope of their job duties to ensure the campus is safe and running smoothly.
Congratulations, SROs McKenzie & Montie!
Earlier this week SRO Crystal Stains was presented a CPSO Achievement Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty for her position as a School Resource Officer at Vinton Middle School.
Recently, on her own accord, Cpl. Stains met with a local leadership and mentoring program. Stains compiled a list of students from the school that she thought would benefit from the program and was instrumental in getting the program approved and implemented at Vinton Middle School.
Way to go, Cpl. Stains!
Earlier this week SRO Sarah Stubbs was recognized by Sheriff Tony Mancuso for her dedication and commitment to her job. Those working with her commended her for going above and beyond what is expected of her as a School Resource Office at St. Louis Catholic High School.
She is pictured with Sheriff Mancuso being congratulated after receiving a Commendation Pin.
Congratulations to Deputy John Dugas who is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Lieutenant in Elderly Services.
Last month CPSO Detective David Doucett was off-duty when he observed a couple on the side of the road. He stopped to offer assistance and learned they had some issues with a tire on their camper. Doucett offered his services and helped them change the tire so they could get back on the road.
He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Congratulations to CPSO Sr. Cpl. Bryan Stewart, who was awarded the Law Enforcement Appreciation Award by the Free and Accepted Mason of Rudolph Krause Lodge #433 and the South Lake Charles Optimist Club at their annual First Responders Appreciation Night.
Congratulations to Deputy Darin Castro who is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Lieutenant in Corrections.
Congratulations to Deputy Jerry Childress who is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sergeant.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Cpl. Amanda Breland was recently recognized by the Southwest LA Mutual Aid Association for the 2022 Emergency Responder Appreciation Day for her dedication to our community.
She is pictured being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
On August 14, CPSO Deputy Cory Clophus was off-duty in his marked unit when he was flagged down in reference to an unresponsive 6 month old. Shortly after CPSO Deputy Timothy Trosclair was patrolling in the area when he pulled over to assist.
Without hesitation the two deputies immediately began performing life saving techniques, and continued to do so while transporting the baby to the hospital.
They are show here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a CPSO Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
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Congratulations to Deputy Chris Ryan who is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sr. Sgt.
Congratulations to Deputy Allison Toups who is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sr. Sgt.
Lt. Jody Pelloquin | August 2022
Congratulations to Deputy Jody Pelloquin who is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Lieutenant.
In May, CPSO Lt. Dan Herman made contact with an individual who was in need of somewhere to stay overnight. Lt. Herman generously paid for a hotel room with his personal funds to ensure the individual had a place to sleep for the night.
Also, in August Lt. Herman received a tip from a local resident in reference to someone stealing wire from telephone poles. He was able to locate the suspect in the act. This arrest resulted in solving multiple open cases involving wire thefts within our department along with other open cases at agencies in Texas.
He is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a CPSO Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
In May, CPSO Lt. Neil Gremillion assisted the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office during their investigation in reference to thefts and the sale of stolen property. His assistance resulted in three arrests for theft; copper wire and tubing estimated to be $100,000 to $200,000 and stolen tools worth approximately $15,000 to $25,000.
He is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a CPSO Commendation Pin for his work assisting another agency.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Detective Michelle “Shelli” Fontenot was awarded the 2022 Law Enforcement Officer Distinguished Service Award by the Louisiana Bankers Association.
Each year the Louisiana Bankers Association recognizes outstanding law enforcement officers who assist banks with the investigation of financial crimes. Detective Fontenot was one of two recipients to receive the award, which is nominated on by bankers from across the state.
Pictured in photo (front) CPSO Captain Jason Alexander, CPSO Detective Shelli Fontenot, CPSO Commander Nick Fontenot (back) CPSO Lieutenant James Leubner.
Earlier last month CPSO Cpl. Taylor Plaisance was preparing for a DARE graduation at a local school when he learned there was a fire at a home across the street. Cpl. Plaisance arrived at the home and observed half of the mobile home engulfed in flames, he also learned there was an individual still inside the home. Due to Cpl. Plaisance’s quick thinking and heroic actions he was able to locate the individual, in a room fully engulfed in smoke. With the assistance from several bystanders they were able to pull the individual through the window to safety.
The fire department arrived on scene and Cpl. Plaisance continued to go above and beyond his call of duty and assisted with extinguishing the fire and turning the power off to the home.
Cpl. Plaisance is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a CPSO Challenge Coin for his actions.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso recognizing Pastor Jeff Ralston for his dedication and service to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. He was given the Service Award during the 2022 Police Memorial Service.
In March CPSO Deputy James Jones was working with the Marine Division and patrolling the waterways near I-10 beach when he observed a man attempting to harm himself on a bank nearby.
Deputy Jones leaped into action and with the help of several other deputies he was able to render assistance to the man, who was later released to emergency medical personnel.
Due to Deputy Jones' observant patrolling and quick thinking he was presented a CPSO Commendation Pin by Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to CPSO Sr. Cpl. Bryan Stewart / K9 Shadow & Sr. Cpl. Aaron Miller / K9 Storm!
They were awarded the Patrol Case of the Quarter for the South Central Region (Sr. Cpl. Stewart and Shadow were awarded for two quarters) by the National Police Canine Association.
They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to Deputy Aaron Montgomery, who was recently promoted to Lieutenant and PRO at the Bell City LEC.
He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Joshua Donovan after he was recently promoted to Lieutenant.
Congratulations Lt. Donovan!