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.

 

 

 

 

Experience

  • Sheriff East Baton Rouge Parish: 2007- Present
  • Chief Baker Police Department: 1980 - 2007 – Ran Unopposed for last 4 terms 
  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office: 1976-1980 -- Sergeant in Uniform Patrol
  • FBI National Academy: Graduate 
  • FBI National Executive Institute: Graduate
  • LSU Law Enforcement Institute: Graduate  
  • LSU Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy: Graduate 
  • Elected Class President for Both (one of only 3)  
  • Louisiana Sheriffs' Association: Secretary Treasurer
  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Association: Emergency Task Force
  • Delta Drug Task Force: Chairman
  • National Sheriff’s Association: Member
  • Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police:  Past President and Member
  • Southeast Louisiana Chiefs of Police Association: Past President 
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police: Member
  • Capitol Area Regional Training Academy: Board of Directors
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center: Board of Directors
  • Boy Scouts of America: Board of Directors
  • Louisiana Supplemental Pay Board for Municipal Officers: Chairman 1982-2007
  • FBI National Academy Associates: Member
  • Graduate of Baker High School and Attended Northwestern University and University of Virginia

 

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East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office  

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