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 Deputy Mitchell Taylor, who was recently promoted to Lieutenant & PRO at the DeQuincy LEC. He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Leonard Brown after he was recently promoted to Sergeant.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Jacob Dore after he was recently promoted to Lieutenant.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Jason Alexander after he was recently promoted to Captain.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso presenting Cpl. Randy Antoine with a CPSO Commendation Pin.
He was awarded the pin after going above and beyond the call of duty while processing a crime scene. His actions ultimately led to the suspect's arrest.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Candance Mitchell after she was recently promoted to Lieutenant in the Corrections Division.
Sheriff Tony Mancuso announces that Sophia Touchet has been named the recipient of the academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriff's Scholarship Program for the 2020-2021 school year.
She will graduate from Sulphur High School and has plans to attend McNeese State University.
Pictured is Deputy Josh Ledoux being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after he was recently promoted to Sergeant.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Thomas Poore after he was recently promoted to Sergeant.
Congratulations to Deputy Joe Tartaglia, who was recently promoted to Lieutenant. He is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to Deputy Mike Walker, who was recently promoted to Captain. He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to Deputy Brianni Phelps, who was recently promoted to Lieutenant in the Communications Division. She is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulation to Sr. Cpl. Cameron Hicks. He was recognized earlier today by Louisiana Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his efforts to curb drunk driving. Sr. Cpl. Hicks made over 25 DWI arrests in 2020.
He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso and Mrs. Barbara Dartez with MADD.
Congratulations to CPSO Sr. Cpl. Bryan Stewart and K9 Shadow & Sr. Cpl. Jeremy Crochet and K9 Buck!
They were both awarded the Patrol Case of the Quarter by the National Police Canine Association for the South Central Region.
Sheriff Tony Mancuso along with Deputies Bryan Alexander, Jordan Trahan, and Sam Smith were awarded the Presidents Award by United Way of SWLA.
The were recognized for their efforts and assistance to United Way with COVID and hurricane relief in 2020.
In January, Sgt. Nathan McKee was working off duty security at a local grocery store in Lake Charles when he was approached by a man shortly after the store had closed.
During his conversation with the individual Sgt. McKee learned he was having issues with a prepaid phone that was bought from the store. The man also advised Sgt. McKee the phone was the only way he stayed in contact with his family.
Although the store was closed, Sgt. McKee took it upon himself to go inside and speak with a employee, who allowed the man to go inside and buy another sim card for his phone. Sgt. McKee also paid for the sim card himself, once he learned the only form of payment the individual had could not be accepted at that time.
McKee is shown below being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Way to go Sgt. McKee!
Several months ago Deputy Gary Fontenot responded to a call at a local casino in Vinton in reference to a guest that was unresponsive.
When Deputy Fontenot arrived he immediately began performing life saving efforts and continued to do so once emergency medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported to a hospital, where he later recovered.
Thanks to Deputy Fontenot's quick response, the victim is now doing well.
He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso being congratulated after receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Great job Deputy Fontenot!
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Wilson Lemelle who works at the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Wilson was awarded the CCC Deputy of the Quarter for his dedication and exemplary service.
Congratulations Deputy Lemelle!
Pictured below is Sheriff Tony Mancuso presenting Sgt. Al Johnson with a Commendation Pin.
He was recognized by the 14th Judicial District Court as well as the Southwest Louisiana Delegation for his hard work and dedication.
Congratulations Sgt. Johson!
Pictured is Deputy Casey Steech being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sergeant in the Enforcement Division.
In July 2020 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received several calls in reference to children playing in the roadway. Deputies would respond to find children playing basketball, but never blocking the roadway.
Overtime Deputy John Hays formed a relationship with the children and would go by to check on them or join in on their basketball games in between his calls and on his days off.
In December 2020, Deputy Hays along with Deputies Sabrina Hays and Crystal Plant, collected donations from other CPSO deputies and purchased a new basketball goal along with other goodies and delivered them to the children for Christmas.
They are pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
On Christmas Eve, 2020, CPSO deputies learned of a woman with several young children in need. The family had no money or place to stay and was unable to contact family members for help.
Deputy Chris Miller purchased items of necessity for the family and also took it upon himself to pay for a hotel for the family to stay in for a few nights.
He is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso, receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.