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Gautreaux elected chair of LCLE

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Pictured from left: Exec. Dir. Joey Watson, Sheriff Jeff Wiley and Sheriff Sid Gautreaux Pictured from left: Exec. Dir. Joey Watson, Sheriff Jeff Wiley and Sheriff Sid Gautreaux

Information from East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement elected East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux Thursday to serve as Chair of the Board. Sheriff Gautreaux stepped in for Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley who has served for the past six years. Nominated by the board, Sheriff Gautreaux ran unopposed and was unanimously elected. As Chair, Sheriff Gautreaux will be the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission and oversee all board meetings. The board consists of 54 members representing criminal justice agencies throughout Louisiana.

The Mission of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) is to improve the operations of the criminal justice and juvenile justice system and promote public safety by providing progressive leadership and coordination within the criminal justice community.

To this end, the agency provides a forum for all elements of the criminal justice system to come together in common cause and to develop multi-agency programs which serve the needs of a wide range of criminal justice organizations, support proven, critical, or innovative operational initiatives through the grant programs administered by the agency, promote the highest professional and ethical standards in law enforcement through high quality training programs, and to provide quality services to the criminal justice community and victims of crime within the framework of state and federal law and policy.

Public safety is a key element in the quality of life for all Louisiana citizens. The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement seeks to create an environment in which all aspects of the criminal justice and juvenile justice system work together to promote the security of all people in the state. We seek innovation where old solutions are not working, and seek proven programs in those areas where success has been attained. In decision making processes, we seek to bring together representatives from all aspects of the criminal justice community, so that decisions reflect the needs of the whole, and build on strengths of all agencies involved.

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