Administrative Staff

Colonel Bryan White

Colonel Bryan White serves as Chief Deputy for the Sheriff's Office. Beginning in December, 1978, he has spent 39 years serving with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, thirty one as a full time employee and eight as a Reserve Deputy. Colonel White has worked in numerous divisions including: Communications, Uniform Patrol, Narcotics, General Investigations, and Transportation. He is a graduate of the LSU Law Enforcement Basic Academy, LSU Law Enforcement Institute, DEA Basic Narcotics Investigation Academy, Advanced DEA Basic, Homicide Investigation, and numerous other law enforcement schools and conferences. Colonel White has served as a guest lecturer for numerous conferences, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Best Case Practices for Homicide Investigation in Edmonton, Alberta.  During his tenure at the Sheriff's Office, Colonel White has served on two separate multi-agency task forces, one a Joint Homicide Investigation Task Force, the other was responsible for organizing and sponsoring a statewide educational conference for Sexual Predator investigators. Colonel White has served the Sheriff’s Office as a Division Commander for the Narcotics Division, and the General Investigations Division. Colonel White also served for four years as the Chief of Detectives. Colonel White is a lifelong resident of East Baton Rouge Parish. 


Major Todd Morris

Major Todd Morris serves as the Commander of Special Operations and Crimes Against Persons. The divisions he oversees include Homicide, General Detectives, Intelligence, Crime Victims’ Assistance, Homeland Security, Fusion Center, Evidence, Crime Scene and Latent Prints. the EBRSO Homicide Division, first formed in 2008 by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. Major Morris began his career at the Sheriff’s Office in 1984 as a Reserve Deputy and become full-time four years later, after graduating from the Louisiana State Police Basic Academy. Throughout his 17 years serving with the Sheriff’s Office Major Morris served in Corrections, Uniform Patrol, General Detectives, and the Armed Robbery and Burglary Division. He also served on two separate multi-agency homicide-investigation task forces, one of which identified and convicted Serial Killer Sean Vincent Gillis. Additionally, he served eight years with the Louisiana Department of Justice. He commanded the EBRSO Homicide Division for ten years, first formed in 2008 by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.
Through his many years of service he has received numerous letters of commendation and was selected as the 2009 Detective Supervisor of the Year. Major Morris also served as the Assistant SWAT Commander, SWAT instructor, firearms instructor, teaches at the EBRSO C.A.R.T.A. Academy, and serves on the Maritime Response Team.


Major Ricky Klug

Major Ricky Klug serves as Commander of Uniform Patrol. This includes the Substations, Traffic, Reserves, Communications, CIU, School Drug Task Force, Honor Guard, Extra Duty, Night Supervisors, and K-9.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Willie Stewart

Major Willie Stewart serves as the Major over Detectives assigned to Property Crimes. He currently oversees the daily activities of the Armed Robbery/Burglary, Financial Crimes, Retail Theft, and Computer Forensics divisions. Major Stewart started his law enforcement career in February 1998 as a deputy at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He graduated from the Louisiana State Police Basic Academy in 2002, and then began work in Uniform Patrol at the Kleinpeter Substation. He was one of the deputies that helped open the first substation on Burbank Drive in south EBR. He then continued his career by being assigned to the General Detectives division, and most recently served as a supervisor in the Armed Robbery and Burglary division. He is also an active member and instructor for the East Baton Rouge Mobile Field Force. Major Stewart was selected by the Louisiana Attorney General Office as the 2002 Peace Officer of the Year for his work with Louisiana’s elderly population, and was also a recipient of the Medal of Valor in 2009 awarded by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III.

 

Major Anthony Ponton

Major Anthony Earl Ponton, Jr. serves as the Major of Street Crimes Enforcement/Community Service. Major Ponton started his law enforcement career in August 1989 as a deputy at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He has worked as a uniform patrol officer at the Scotlandville Substation, been a member of the Special Community Anti-Crime Team (SCAT), worked as a Sheriff’s Office liaison with the EBR Coroner’s Office, served as Assistant Reserve Commander, and has also served as a member of the Crisis Response Team (CRT) for ten years, where he served as team leader for six of those years. He has also served as the Captain of the Burbank Substation and Chief of Uniform Patrol for East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. He graduated from Southern University with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. He enjoys working with kids and the community.





Public Information Director Casey Rayborn Hicks

Casey Rayborn Hicks, became the Public Information Director for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department in December of 2007. She serves as spokesperson for the office and oversees all community relations efforts, including the D.A.R.E. program, Crime Victim’s Assistance and Neighborhood Watch. In addition to community and media relations, she produces the office’s monthly newsletter, assistant produces the monthly television show and coordinates various outreach efforts. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. She served for several years as the Public Information Officer and Multimedia Archives Director for Louisiana Secretary of State before earning her Master’s Degree from LSU in Mass Communication in Public Relations. During her time at LSU she served as Community/Faculty Partner Liaison for the Center for Community Engagement Learning and Leadership. She has also served as an adjunct professor for LSU’s Manship College of Mass Communication teaching Media and Public Relations Writing. She specializes in public relations and political communication, particularly in public information and law enforcement. She also has extensive training in crisis communication, writing and media relations. In addition to her work at the Sheriff’s Office, she serves on the Crime Stoppers board and the I CARE Advisory Board, is a member of many professional organizations including Public Relations Association of Louisiana, Women in Media, National Information Officers Association, Press Club, The Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition, and others. Women in Media presented her with the Award of Excellence in Public Relations in 2009 and the Public Relations Association of Louisiana named her the 2009 Practitioner of the Year.

Internal Affairs Investigator Rhys Flynn

Captain Rhys Flynn, Internal Affairs Division, began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1993. He has worked in the Parish Prison, Uniform Patrol, Narcotics, and as a detective in the General Investigations Division. In addition to Internal Affairs duties, he also conducts Polygraphs for the agency. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He completed the LSU Basic Training Academy, LSU Scientific Crime Investigator Institute, as well as specialized training in the areas of Homicide investigations, Narcotics investigations, and Internal Affairs investigations. He graduated from both the National Training Center of Polygraph Science and the American International Institute of Polygraph. He served in the Louisiana Army National Guard for six years.



 

 

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office  

8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive             

Baton Rouge, LA 70807              

225-389-5000 | EMERGENCIES DIAL 911