7/20/2015 : Sheriffs elect 2015-2016 board at annual meeting

            Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone has been elected president of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association for the2015-2016 term, succeeding Sheriff Mike Waguespack, according to Michael Ranatza, Executive Director of the LSA. Sheriff Stone will lead the Association’s sixty-four chief law enforcement officers and 14,000 deputies.

            Sheriff Stone’s installation, along with the election and installation of the Association’s Executive Board and Committee, occurred on July 20, 2015 during the LSA’s Annual Sheriffs’ and Wardens’ Training Conference.  During the conference, the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program also recognized Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand, and Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi for their performances in the 2015 Acquisition and Renewal Campaign. Sheriff Normand holds the distinction of generating the highest parish revenue in this year’s campaign, and Sheriff Stassi received the highest percentage response rate.  Attorney General Buddy Caldwell presided over the installation ceremonies. The three-day conference consisted of business meetings, legislative updates, and training sessions. 

Sheriff Stone and the Association’s newly elected officers and board members will serve until July 2016, and they include:

President: Sheriff Mike Stone,Lincoln Parish

1st Vice President: Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, East Baton Rouge Parish

2nd Vice President:Sheriff Mike Couvillon Vermilion Parish

Secretary Treasurer: Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle, DeSoto Parish

Sergeant-at-Arms: Sheriff Craig Webre, Lafourche Parish

1st District: Newell Normand,Jefferson Parish

1st District Alternate: Sheriff Jack Strain, Jr., St. Tammany Parish

2nd District: Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Orleans Parish

3rd District: Sheriff Louis Ackal, Iberia Parish

3rd District Alternate: Sheriff James Pohlmann, St. Bernard Parish