Commendations & Promotions

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.


Sr. Cpl. Jacob Dore & Deputy Austin Fusilier | May 2016

On May 11 Deputy Austin Fusilier noticed a vehicle blocking the roadway.  Fusilier stopped to check on the occupant and discovered the individual to have a faint heartbeat, to which he immediately requested an ambulance.  Shortly after Sr. Cpl. Jacob Dore arrived on scene and began performing CPR.  The victim was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. 

 

It was later learned the victim was in cardiac arrest.  Thanks to the actions of these two deputies, they were able to save the victim's life.

 

It is employees like these that make our department and community stand out.  They are pictured here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives.

 

 



Cpl. Dennis Hanisee | May 2016

On May 11 Cpl. Dennis Hanisee assisted two women that were on their lunch break with changing their flat tire.  Cpl. Hanisee didn't think twice to see what he could do to aid them.  One of the woman stated he showed kindness, patience, and dedication, which she admired.

 

He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty. 



Sgt. Jeremy Nunez | April 2016

In April Sgt. Nunez was conducting surveillance at an undisclosed location in Calcasieu Parish as part of an ongoing investigation.  While conducting the surveillance he witnessed a small group of people outside a local store, he then saw a muzzle flash followed by noises from a gun shot.  Nunez witnessed a subject run from the area.  Nunez immediately gave chase in his vehicle.  Nunez was led on on a foot pursuit and followed the subject to a residence.  The subject entered the residence; officers cleared the residence but were unable to located the subject. 

 

It was later learned the gun shot Nunez witnessed was a 14 year old subject shooting an individual in the face during the commission of an armed robbery.

 

Due to Nunez's actions and observations the subject was later located and positively identified. 

 

He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty.  



Captain Robbie Broussard | April 2016

Robbie Broussard joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1992 where he was employed in the jail. He transferred to the Enforcement Division as a patrolman in 1994.

Broussard became a detective in the Narcotics Division in 1999 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2004. In July 2011 Broussard was promoted to Lieutenant, and the supervisor over the Criminal Intelligence Division.  In April 2016 Broussard was promoted to Captain in the Investigations Division.

Broussard is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Captain.



Captain James Maddox | April 2016

James Maddox has over 29 years in law enforcement.  He joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1987 where he worked for a year as a correctional officer.

 

Maddox worked as a patrolman until 2000 when he became the supervisor over the DeQuincy substation.  Maddox has worked as a Sergeant on patrol as well as in the Investigations Division.  

 

In 2008 Maddox was promoted to Lieutenant and Public Relations Officer at the Dequincy substation.  In April 2016 Maddox was promoted to Captain in the Law Enforcement Centers Division. 

 

Maddox is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Captain. 



Captain Gene Pittman | April 2016

Gene Pittman joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s as a Corrections Officer.

In 2007, Gene was transferred to the Patrol Division where he worked night shift patrol. In 2008, he was transferred to the Vice Division and six months later to the Narcotics Division where he served as a Team Leader and ultimately a Supervising Sergeant.

Pittman has remained in the Narcotics Division and in January 2009, he was named the Assistant Director of the CAT Drug Task Force. In January of 2012, Pittman was promoted to Lieutenant and named the Director of the CAT Task Force.  In April 2016 he was promoted to Captain in the Special Services Division.

Pittman is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Captain.



Lt. Jeff Cole | April 2016

Jeff Cole has worked at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office over 20 years, starting out in the Corrections Division.

 

In 1998 Cole transferred to the Enforcement Division where he worked as a patrolman until 2001.  He worked as a K9 officer for Narcotics from 2001 until 2005, when transferred to the ACT-Team.  Cole went back to Narcotics in 2010 as a K9 officer and became a detective in Narcotics in 2013.  In April 2016 Cole was promoted to Lt.

 

Cole is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Lt. Roy Malone | April 2016

Roy Malone has worked at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office over 20 years, starting out in the Corrections Division.

 

In 1998 Malone transferred to the Enforcement Division where he worked as a patrolman until 2000.  Malone has worked in Narcotics for the majority of his career until 2016 he was transferred to Criminal Intelligence/ Phone Forensics.  In April 2016 Malone was promoted to Lt.

 

Malone is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Lt. Todd Ory | April 2016

Todd Ory started with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1990 working as a night supervisor in Corrections.

 

Ory has worked in numerous divisions including Enforcement, ACT-Team, and Court Room Security.  Ory is currently working at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Training Academy, where he was promoted to Lt. in April 2016.

 

Ory is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Lt. Jacob Cauvin | April 2016

Jacob Cauvin has worked at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office over 10 years, starting out in the Corrections Division.

 

In 2007 Cauvin transferred to the Enforcement Division where he worked as a patrolman until February 2010, when he became a K9 officer.  Cauvin has worked as a CRD as well as a Sr. Sgt over the Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit.  In April 2016 Cauvin was promoted to Lt. and Public Relations Officer at the Sulphur substation. 

 

Cauvin is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Lt. Bryan Fontenot | April 2016

Bryan Fontenot joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1997 as a corrections officer.

 

From 1998 until 2008 Fontenot worked in the Enforcement Division as a patrolman, and in 2008 he was promoted to a supervisor on patrol.  In 2010 Fontenot transferred to the Marine Division where he worked until April 2016, when he was promoted to Lt. and Public Relations Officer at the Moss Bluff substation. 

 

Fontenot is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Lt. Neil Gremillion | April 2016

Neil Gremillion joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2007 where he worked as a patrolman in the Enforcement Division.

 

In 2009 Gremillion was promoted to a Field Training Officer and later promoted to Sr. Cpl.   While still working as a patrolman, in 2009 Gremillion was assigned as an alternate on the Anti-Crime Tactical & Training Unit (ACT-Team) and was later assigned to the ACT-Team full time in 2011.  Gremillion was promoted to Sr. Sgt. over the ACT-Team in 2014 and remained there until April 2016 when he was promoted to Lt. and Public Relations Officer at the South Lake Charles substation. 

 

Gremillion is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Lt. Amy Hebert | April 2016

Amy Hebert joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2001 as a dispatcher in Communications.

 

In 2004 Hebert worked as a Crime Scene Tech until she transferred back to Communications  as a Sgt. in 2005.  Hebert was promoted to Lt. in Communications in April 2016.

 

Hebert is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Lt. Cinnamon Salvador | April 2016

Cinnamon Salvador has over 21 years in law enforcement.  She joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2012 as a detective in the Investigations Division.  She was recently transferred and promoted to Lt. at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.

 

Prior to her career at CPSO, Salvador was a Chief Investigator at the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office.  She was also Chief of Police at McNeese Police Department. 

 

Salvador is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Deputy Jenny Creel | April 2016

Recently Deputy Jenny Creel, while off duty, came across a wreck inside the city limits of Lake Charles.  Instead of just passing by the scene of the accident, Deputy Creel pulled over in her personal vehicle to check on the individuals and called the city police.  Creel took it upon herself to safely move the wrecked vehicles off the roadway to allow traffic to flow while waiting for the police to arrive.

 

She is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.  



Deputy Michelle Robinson & Deputy Jessica Myers | April 2016

During National Telecommunicators' Week Commander James McGee, of the Enforcement Division, recommended two employees  from the Communication Division for a challenge coin.

 

This was a very challenging year for the Communication's Division at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.  Supervision was changed as well as changing from 12 hour shifts to 10 hour shifts, which was no easy task. 

 

During the last year Deputy Michelle Robinson was tasked with creating and implementing the new 10 hour schedule for the shifts.  Due to her leadership skills and work ethic she completed the task within three months, which was three months ahead of the scheduled timeline.

 

Deputy Jessica Myers selflessly volunteered for the least attractive shift during the change, although her tenure allowed her to request the best.  Myers knew for the new scheduling to work we needed experienced communication deputies on all shifts.

 

They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty.        



Sgt. Ron Johnson | April 2016

On April 3 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Division responded to a distressed swimmer during a triathlon at Sam Houston Jones State Park.  Sgt. Ron Johnson responded to the area where the swimmer was last seen.

 

With total disregard for his safety Johnson put on an air tank and entered the water in full uniform in attempt to rescue the victim.  Johnson was able to locate the victim in the murky water, get him in the boat and start CPR.  Because of Johnson's quick action the victim had a strong pulse and blood pressure upon arrival at the hospital.  Unfortunately the victim died several hours later. 

 

Sgt. Johnson is highly trained and extremely competent, but his quick and selfless actions and work ethic separate him from "just doing his job."

 

He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives.



Commander McGee, Captain C. Bean, Lt. Chapman, Lt. Hebert, Lt. Williamson, Lt. Maddox, and Lt. M. Bean | March 2016

In March the west side of Calcasieu parish went through a devastating flood.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was responsible for all crime deterrent/prevention, search and rescue, and security for several areas located on the west side of the parish.

 

This large scale operation was lead by Commander James McGee, Captain Craig Bean, Lt. Billy Chapman, Lt. Amy Hebert, Lt. Casey Williamson, Lt. James Maddox, and Lt. Michelle Bean.  These deputies took complete ownership in this operation and put their lives on hold for the duration of the flooding event.

 

They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives.



Sgt. Andrew Arabie | February 2016

Andrew Arabie joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in May 2005.  He has worked his entire career in Corrections at the Sheriff’s Prison.

 

He has worked as a Corrections Officer, area supervisor, and is a C.R.T. member.

 

Arabie was recommended for promotion based on his loyalty, leadership ability, his positive attitude towards his job and respect by his supervisors.

 

Arabie is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Sergeant.

 



Cpl. William Irwin, Cpl Jeff Lognion, Deputy Christopher Rabb | February 2015

On February 23 Cpl. William Irwin, Cpl. Jeff Lognion and Deputy Christopher Rabb responded to a burglary in progress.  The suspect had left the scene, but they were able to later apprehend the subject and arrest him. 

 

The arrest of this suspect led to solving several burglary cases along with recovering stolen property, including two stolen firearms. 

 

They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives.



Sgt. Ross Vartuli CIT Officer Of The Year | October 2015

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a partnership program which joins local law enforcement, and mental health practitioners, in an effort to provide those individuals in need with an efficient, effective, respectful, and compassionate response. CIT officers are specially trained to deal with, and recognize people in crisis. They also direct them in the right direction to get the help needed.


Sgt. Vartuli has never faltered in his commitment to the CIT program. He has participated, in some role or another, in every single CIT certification class. From role playing in our scenario trainings, helping with graduation day presentations and the giving of himself to each class as he speaks from his heart about his experience during a critical incident shooting and what CIT has meant to him personally.



Warden Scot Nugent | October 2015

Scot Nugent has worked at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office over 20 years, spending his whole career in Corrections. 

 

Nugent is a post certified instructor for the Corrections Academy.  He holds a degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University.  Nugent was promoted to Warden in October 2015. 

 

He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Warden.



Captain Ted Dupin | October 2015

Ted Dupin has had a career in law enforcement for over 25 years. He joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1988, as a patrol deputy.

 

In 1990 , Dupin worked as a detective until 1996 when he became a polygraph examiner.  In 2002 Dupin worked as a bailiff in the Civil Division until 2004.  In 2004 Dupin was part of the ATF Task Force.  In 2006 Dupin was promoted to Lieutenant over the ID/Records Division.  In 2009 he was transferred to Lieutenant over Airport and Hospital Security until 2011 when he was assigned to Lieutenant over Court Room Security.  Dupin was promoted to Captain in the Security Enforcement Division in October 2015. 

 

Dupin is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Captain.



Captain Ben Angerstein | October 2015

Ben Angerstein joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1990 as a correctional officer.


In 1991 Angerstein transferred to Patrol.  From 1993 until 2004 Angerstein worked in several departments including Narcotics/VICE, Safe School and the ACT-Team.  In 2004 he was promoted to Sergeant on the ACT-Team.  In 2005 Angerstein was a Sergeant at the Training Academy until he transferred to Enforcement in 2013.  Angerstein was promoted to Captain in the Enforcement Division in October 2015.


Angerstein is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Captain.   




Associate Warden Christopher Domingue | October 2015

Chris Domingue  joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1996, as a correctional officer.  Domingue has spent his entire law enforcement career in Corrections.

 

In 1998, Domingue was promoted to Shift Supervisor and in 2011 he was promoted to Shift Sergent.  In 2001 Domingue left the Sheriff's Office and returned in 2004 as Intake Supervisor.  In 2006 Domingue worked as a Shift Lieutenant on night shift until 2011 when he was transferred to Lieutenant over Purchasing in Corrections.  In 2014 Domingue was transferred to Lieutenant in Jail Records.  Strenth was promoted to Associate Warden over the Correctional Center in October 2015. 

 

Domingue is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Associate Warden.



Associate Warden Brandon Strenth | October 2015

Brandon Strenth  joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2002, as a correctional officer.  Strenth has spent his entire law enforcement career in Corrections.

 

In June of 2006, Strenth was promoted to pod supervisor and in November 2006 he was promoted to Shift Sergent.  In 2011 Strenth was promoted to Shift Lieutenant.  In October 2015 Strenth was promoted to Associate Warden over the Correctional Center. 

 

Strenth is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Associate Warden.



Warden Jeffrey Miller | October 2015

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 is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 252).  Miller was promoted to Warden over the Correctional Center in October 2015.

 

Miller is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Warden.



Cpl. Austin Peloquin | September 2015

On August 20, Cpl. Peloquin observed a truck driving through the parking lot of a store in Moss Bluff with no lights on.  As the truck began to exit on to Theriot Road, Cpl. Peloquin observed a subject running through another parking lot toward the truck.  


Cpl. Peloquin then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.  After making contact with the driver and passenger, it was discovered that our agency received a call from an alarm company in reference to an armed robbery, that the passenger was responsible for.


Cpl. Peloquin's observations of the suspicious vehicle led to a felony arrest.


He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty.



Lt. Jason Alexander | August 2015

Jason Alexander began his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2004 where he worked in the Enforcement Division as a patrolman.  In 2006 Alexander transferred to the Investigations Division Sex Crimes Unit until 2009 when Alexander was transferred to the Special Services Division Forensic Investigation Unit. 

 

Alexander was promoted to Sergeant over the Forensic Investigation Unit & Cold Case Division in 2012 and in August 2015 he was promoted to Lieutenant. 

 

He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving his promotion to Lieutenant. 



Captain Micah Benoit | August 2015

Micah Benoit has had a career in law enforcement for over 25 years. He joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1990, as a correctional officer.

 

In 2004 , Benoit was promoted to Lieutenant over the Forensic Investigation Unit & Cold Case Division in Special Services. Benoit has remained in the Special Services Division and was promoted to Captain in August 2015.

 

Benoit is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Captain.

 



Sr. Cpl. Smith & Cpl. VanZuiden | May 2015

On May 12, 2015 deputies responded to a home on Gilmore Street in reference to the complainant having someone slash the tires on her vehicle.  The complainant was very distraught and is confined to a wheelchair and relies on her wheelchair equipped van as her mode of transportation.  Once the subject was removed, Sr. Cpl. Patrick Smith and Cpl. Travis VanZuiden took it upon themselves to locate a suitable used tire for her vehicle and replaced it until she could purchase a new one. 

 

It is employees like these that make our department and community stand out.  Their actions prove they are committed to their job duties and the Sheriff’s Office.  They are pictured here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives. 



Lt. Gerald Allen, Sgt. Bryan Guth, Cpl. Brandon Jean, Cpl. Elrick Jones & Cpl. Ben White  |  May 2015

On Sunday, May 17 at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a 13 year old special needs child who was missing and possibly in danger. CPSO deputies searched for hours with very few leads.


At approximately 10:00 p.m., Lt. Gerald Allen, Sgt. Bryan Guth, Cpl. Brandon Jean, Cpl. Elrick Jones and Cpl. Ben White searched a local middle school campus. These deputies found an open door into the school and searched every classroom. They were able to locate the child on the second floor before the child was harmed. These deputies never showed any sign of giving up until the child was found.

 

They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives.



Deputy Alexander Vincent | April 2015

In April, Calcasieu Correctional Center Deputy Alexander Vincent saved the life of a 5 month old child.  

 

The child and her mother were inside the Correctional Center for scheduled visitation when the child started choking and stopped breathing.  

 

Deputy Vincent quickly took control of the situation and was able to stop the child from choking.


He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives.