Sheriff Sid J. Gautreaux, III

was sworn into office on December 4, 2007 after being elected to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff Elmer Litchfield. Gautreaux, who began his law enforcement career as a uniform patrol deputy in the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, served as Police Chief of the City of Baker for 27 years before resigning to run for Sheriff. As Baker Police Chief, Gautreaux was elected to office seven times, and was unopposed for the last four terms. Sheriff Gautreaux was elected Sheriff on a platform of focusing priorities on uniform patrol and developing greater communication among local, regional and state law enforcement agencies to help make East Baton Rouge Parish safer. In 2012, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux was elected as Sergeant-At-Arms and Secretary Treasurer for the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association. Sheriff Gautreaux is married to Suzi Eckert Gautreaux. They have four children - Will, Chantel, Ben and Ginny - and ten grandchildren.






  • Secretary Treasurer for the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association: 2013 - Present
  • Baker Police Chief - 1980 - 2007 -- Unopposed for last 4 terms
  • EBR Sheriff's Office - 1976-1980 -- Sergeant in Uniform Patrol
  • Sergeant-At-Arms for the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association: 2012 - Present 
  • FBI National Academy Graduate
  • LSU Law Enforcement Institute and LSU Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy - Graduate.
  • One of only 3 people elected Class President in both
  • LA Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Past President and Member; served on Executive Board for 16 years
  • Southeast LA Chiefs of Police Association - Past President and Member
  • Capital District Law Enforcement Planning Council - Vice President
  • LA Commission on Law Enforcement - Member
  • State of Louisiana Violent Crime & Drug Policy Board - Member
  • Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center - Board of Directors
  • Capitol Area Regional Training Academy - Board of Directors
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Anti-Drug Task Force
  • LA Assn. of Chiefs of Police Statewide Emergency Response Task Force - Co-Chairman
  • Delta Drug Task Force - Chairman
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Boy Scouts of America - Board
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Graduate of Baker High School; Attended Northwestern University and University of Virginia


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East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office  

8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive             

Baton Rouge, LA 70807              

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