Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office 2022 Special Report

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Letter from the Sheriff

Dear Residents of Ascension Parish,

In 1985, I vowed to protect the people of Ascension Parish and to keep our community safe. Nearly four decades later, I have remained committed to that oath throughout my career, and as a result, our community elected me to serve as your Sheriff and continue this promise.

Over the last three years, I have worked closely with our deputies to provide the quality of public safety the residents of Ascension Parish deserve. I have worked diligently to support the mission and values of the Sheriff’s Office amidst the many challenges we have all faced in the last several years while modernizing and improving our daily operations.

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Sheriff Bobby Webre

Sheriff Bobby Webre

Executive Leadership

Paul Robert
Col. Paul Robert
Senior Advisor
Donald Capello
Lt. Col. Donald Capello
Deputy Chief of Criminal Operation
Cody Melancon
Lt. Col. Cody Melancon
Deputy Chief of Special Operation
Laura Gremillion
Lt. Col. Laura Gremillion
Deputy Chief of Administration
Craig Beaman
Majore Craig Beaman
Criminal Investigations
Stacy Fortenberry
Major Stacy Fortenberry
Eastside Patrol
Paul Hall
Major Paul Hall
Courtroom Security & Criminal Services
Tony Nethken
Jail Warden
Jeffrey Robert
Information Technology
Darryl Smith
Major Darryl Smith
Westside Operations
Belinda Eliser
Belinda Eliser
Executive Assistant to the Sheriff
Donovan Jackson
Donovan Jackson
Public Information Officer

Ascension Parish sheriff's office

Serving 126,000+ residents

448 Employees

  • 343 Full Time
  • 79 Part Time
  • 26 Reserve


  • 255Vehicles
  • 210eMergency Response Vehicles
  • 45specialty Vehicles & Flotilla

Major Achievements

Re-established the K9 division to further enhance abilities of the narcotics unit


Awarded National Accreditation by Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

Creation of Crime Task Force in Donaldsonville

Sheriff Webre completed the National Sheriff Leaders course at the national FBI Academy

Body camera implementation

A nationally accredited law enforcement agency for the first time in department history

In April 2022, the Ascension Parish Sheriffs office was awarded national accreditation by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), making the department one of only four in Louisiana to achieve this accreditation.

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CALEA National Accreditation for APSO

Patrol Divisions

The patrol division operates across our three patrol districts, covering all unincorporated areas of Ascension Parish, the Town of Sorrento, and the City of Donaldsonville. Our patrol districts are lead by their respective District Commanders; this has greatly improved deputy response time and enhanced accountability within each area of our parish.

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District 1

Major Darryl Smith
  • Donaldsonville
  • Unincorporated portions of West Ascension

District 2

Captain Hampton Rosevelt
  • Acy
  • Burnside
  • Darrow
  • Galvez
  • Lake Martin
  • St. Amant
  • Sorrento
  • Unincorporated areas around Gonzales

District 3

Captain Melvin Boudreaux
  • Dutchtown
  • Geismar
  • Prairieville
CRT Vehicle


The APSO Crisis Response Team, established in 1993, is a highly trained and equipped unit that is specially trained to provide critical response to uncommon threats including hostage situations, barricaded suspects, sniper incidents, and high-risk warrant services.


  • The 2021 triple shooting and manhunt for a suspect involved in the shooting of Master Trooper Adam Gaubert and two residents of Prairieville.
  • Locating an escapee from the parish jail in 2022.
  • Locating an attempted murder suspect in the Gonzales area.
  • Recently certified three team members to pilot a Matrice Drone to easily locate suspects during crisis incidents.
Seized drugs


In 2019, Sheriff Webre re-established the K9 unit within our narcotics division and welcomed two trained canines to the APSO family, Brenda and Kyra. Our canines and their handlers have greatly enhanced our narcotics division’s work to fight drug-related crime in Ascension Parish, and they play a critical role in removing drugs, illegal weapons, and criminals from our community.

Ascension Parish Communications dispatch center


Our state-of-the-art dispatch center serves as the central emergency communications hub for Ascension Parish, routing calls for all parish districts, the Gonzales Police Department, and all fire services districts. This facility is designed with complete redundancy that has allowed our 9-1-1 operations to remain 100% operational with no downtime during all natural disasters to impact our area.

During Hurricane Ida, our dispatch center managed call volume for many surrounding parishes whose dispatch centers were offline or damaged. Since relocating our dispatch center from the former Parish Courthouse to our District 2 headquarters, we have been able to expand our operations and increase the capacity for additional dispatchers, greatly enhancing our ability to respond to local and regional emergencies.

Budget breakdown

While the last three years required significant deputy overtime hours to continue serving Ascension during the Covid-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida response and recovery, Sheriff Webre was able to effectively manage the APSO budget, successfully creating the largest surplus in recent history.

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Total Revenue
Total Expenditures
Budget Surplus

Other activities


With devastating crime in schools across the country, our department is committed to ensuring every student in Ascension Parish is safe when they go to school each day.


Our deputies and agency staff are passionate about the community we call home and stay involved year-round in serving the people of Ascension Parish beyond all badge-related duties.


Read about four outstanding officers who received awards for their dedication, performance and excellence.


Recently, our department has began partnerships with the Ascension Parish Government, City of Donaldsonville, the Ascension Parish School Board, Ascension Parish Libraries and the Ascension Parish Government for cost-savings and community improvement.


After the devastation from Hurricane Ida, APSO assisted by identifying impassible or unsafe roadways, cleaning debris, and taking emergency calls.