Sharon Cutrera

Chief Financial Officer  |  Email

Cutrera began her career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in July 1985, where she worked as a secretary to the Chief Financial Officer. In 1986, she was transferred to the accounting division of the tax collector's office where she was promoted to supervisor of that division.


In 1998, she was promoted to Employee Benefit Coordinator and held that position until July 2004, when she became the Chief Financial Officer and Commander of the following divisions - Accounting, Human Resources, Insurance, Risk Management, Crash Reconstruction, Tax, Purchasing, CIS, and Fleet.


Sharon is a graduate of McNeese State University, with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been involved in the United Way as a member of the Allocation and Review Committee.  She is actively involved in Educational Treatment Council as a board member currently serving as the Chairman. Sharon is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Louisiana Sheriff’s Pension and Relief Fund.

Tax Collection

  • Responsible for collecting property taxes, 14th Judicial District Court fines, and 14th Judicial District traffic fines
  • Monthly collections are balanced and disbursed to the receiving agency with separate bank accounts balanced and maintained for each fund
  • Louisiana state hunting and fishing licenses are sold through Tax Collection, and the bank account for all sub-stations hunting and fishing sales are also maintained in the Tax
  • All policies and procedures adhere to the stipulations stated by Louisiana statutes 

Computer Information Services

The Computer Information Services division plays an integral role in support of the Sheriff's Office by identifying opportunities for the agency to improve its effectiveness and productivity through the strategic use of technology. The CIS division provides the computing, telecommunications, and radio communications infrastructure 24 hours a day to support hundreds of desktop and mobile clients.



  • Responsible for the overall coordination of the Sheriff's Office computer system as well as the parish wide Simulcast Radio System.
  • Maintains records and reports generated by the Sheriff's Office
  • Provides technical support for all end-users
  • Responsible for ensuring the efficiency, compatibility, and security of all computer hardware, software, peripherals, and networks
  • Provides service and support not only to criminal investigators but also with administrative investigations
  • Provides quality and control of law enforcement intelligence
  • Deputies of the CPSO CIS team are assigned to and responsible for operating systems in communications, mobile data terminals, enforcement and investigative data systems as well as civil, tax, correctional and evidence data systems


The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing the latest cutting edge technologies to increase employee productivity which in turn increases our ability to provide services for the public. The Sheriff is aware of today's needs for technological improvements and has tasked the CIS Division with researching, evaluating, and making formal recommendations in reference to future technological advancements. The CIS Division is committed to providing the best recommendations to continue moving forward as technology continually progresses.


  • Responsible for performing all payroll functions
  • Responsible for handling of accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Reconcile reports related to CPSO finances, complete state and federal compliance reports
  • Coordinate the activities of the Louisiana Sheriff Pension and Relief Fund
  • Prepare and audit the budget of the CPSO

Human Resources

Recruits, processes, and assimilates quality personnel into the workforce of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

  • Responsible for development, revision, and interpretation of policies and procedures relating to personnel.
  • Establishes and interprets policies and procedures regarding benefits, working conditions, legal mandates, and interdepartmental movement of employees.
  • Coordinates the Employee Assistance Program and the Employee Drug Testing Program.
  • Coordinates work related to unemployment claims.
  • Provides training regarding personnel issues to all employees.


  • Its primary function is to procure supplies and equipment needed for the continuing operation of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Responsible for monitoring of tangible assets and property control numbering system of those assets
  • Works in conjunction with the accounting department for invoicing and proper payment of purchases
  • Responsible for the department's out-of-service inventory designated for disposal

If you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds you can contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) Hotline at 1-844-50 FRAUD (503-7283) or LLA Hotline Fax at 1-844-40 FRAUD (403-7283).  You can also visit their website at ReportFraud.LA or through mail at LLA Hotline, P.O. Box 94397, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.  When  providing information to the LLA Hotline, you must include sufficient detail to allow an evaluation of the information.  Information provided to the LLA Hotline may result in an investigation, audit or other review.  Contact information, as well as the status of complaints, are confidential.