Criminal Operations Division
· Colonel Lawrence McLeary - Chief Criminal Deputy
· Major Bryan White - Chief of Detectives
· Major Anthony Ponton - Chief of Uniform Patrol
The Criminal Operations Division of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office encompasses the major portion of our organization. From Communications where the calls from the public are received to the Uniform Patrol Deputies who respond to them, the Criminal Operations Division is responsible for the safety and well-being of our residents.
It also includes the Detective Division, which is comprised of trained investigators, who specialize in the fields of Homicide, Forgery, Burglary, Narcotics, Juvenile Sex Crimes, and many others. Criminal Warrants and Subpoenas are handled through this division as well, as are the records of all incidents handled by the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office Administrative sections, such as Evidence, Equipment, Internal Affairs, and others are also included in this division.
Ultimately, all divisions of the Sheriff's Office fall under the guidance of the Chief Criminal Deputy.
· Edward "Skip" Rhorer - Chief Civil Deputy
· David Yellott, CPA - Comptroller
· Octave Anthaume, CPA - Tax Director
· Elaine McBroom - Foreclosures Supervisor
· Captain Tommy Moore - Judicial Process Supervisor
· Stephin Henderson - Property and Risk, Purchasing Manager
· Iris Lott, PHD - Inmate Accounts Supervisor
The Civil Office of the Sheriff takes care of the financial dealings of this organization. It includes Payroll, Purchasing, Finance and Budgeting. It also controls the Fines Department which is where the court-ordered fines for criminal and traffic violations are paid, as well as the Tax Office where property taxes are paid.
The Civil Office also handles Civil Subpoenas, evictions, garnishments, seizures, and inmate accounts.
· Lt. Colonel Dennis Grimes - Warden
· Major Robert Clement - Deputy Warden
· Captain Johnny Scott - Chief of Security
In addition to regular law enforcement duties and civil duties, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is responsible for staffing and running the parish prison. The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison houses all of the inmates who have been booked into jail, are awaiting trial, or have been sentenced within the 19th Judicial District jurisdiction.