On October 14, 2023, you, the voters of this parish, will be asked to elect a new Sheriff of WBR. For the first time in nearly two decades, this seat will be open. This opportunity empowers citizens to choose a Sheriff who not only strives to maintain the safety of West Baton Rouge but also brings a leadership style that emphasizes accountability. As your next Sheriff, I pledge to operate the office with the highest level of honesty, integrity, and professionalism. West Baton Rouge residents deserve a leader who will prioritize the needs of our growing parish and make an immediate impact on how we respond to crime and restore trust to this office.
My spouse, Brandi Pearce Bergeron, and I are proud lifelong residents of West Baton Rouge Parish and are blessed with three sons: Brady (26), Ben (24), and Bryan (23). I received my education in the parish, attending Holy Family School and Port Allen High before earning a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from LSU.For the past 30 years, I have been a volunteer coach and mentor for the youth of our parish. I have coached Holy Family sports, Westside Recreational baseball, KC and WBR biddy basketball l and served as a “Big Buddy” for the Miracle League in Baton Rouge.
I will put my 31 years of law enforcement experience to work for you. I have been employed by the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, since 1992 and currently serve as the Deputy Director of Investigations. In this role, I oversee all criminal investigations within the Cyber Crime Unit, Trial Unit, Special Investigations Unit, and Fugitive Apprehension Unit. Additionally, I am a POST-certified firearms instructor and serve as the POST training coordinator for the Attorney General’s Office. I also represent the Attorney General on the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the POST Council.
I have attended numerous law enforcement schools covering the categories of law enforcement management ,firearms training, homicide investigations, as well as interview and interrogation. In 2009, I was selected and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The National Academy is a 10-week professional course of study for law enforcement leaders and managers that improves the administration of justice in law enforcement agencies across the US and abroad. Selection to the FBI National Academy is universally seen as the pinnacle of law enforcement training. The FBI National Academy is one of the most prestigious and selective law enforcement training programs in the world, and only a select few officers are chosen to attend each year. To be selected to attend this academy, an officer must show exceptional leadership skills, a firm commitment to professionalism, and a record of exceptional service to their community. I view it as a true mark of distinction in my career.
During my time with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, I was assigned to 2 serial homicide task forces which resulted in the arrest of Sean Vincent Gillis in East Baton Rouge Parish and Ronald Dominique in Terrebonne Parish. Both criminals were convicted and are incarcerated in Angola.
My promises to you — My door will always be open to the citizens of this parish, and a culture of accountability will start with me and work down to all deputies and employees of the WBR Sheriff's Department
It is time to restore confidence in our Sheriff's office.
In the upcoming months, I look forward to meeting with you and hearing your concerns. I humbly ask for your prayers and your support during this process of moving our parish forward.
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