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 communications among the residents and communities the Sheriff's Office serves and with local, regional, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to help make East Baton Rouge Parish safer. In June of 2016, Sheriff Gautreaux was elected President of the Louisiana Sheriff's Association. Sheriff Gautreaux is married to Suzi Eckert Gautreaux. They have four children - Will, Chantel, Ben and Ginny - ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild.




  • Sheriff East Baton Rouge Parish: 2007- Present
  • Louisiana Sheriff's Association President 2016
  • Chief Baker Police Department: 1980 - 2007 – Ran Unopposed for last 4 terms
  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office: 1976-1980 -- Sergeant in Uniform Patrol
  • 2015 Recipient of the Brotherhood Sisterhood Award (first ever law enforcement recipient)
  • 2014 Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame: Inductee
  • Chairman of Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
  • FBI National Academy: Graduate
  • FBI National Executive Institute: Graduate
  • LSU Law Enforcement Institute: Graduate - Class President
  • LSU Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy: Graduate - Class President
  • Elected Class President for Both (one of only 3)
  • Louisiana Sheriffs' Association: 1st Vice President
  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Association: Emergency Task Force
  • Delta Drug Task Force: Chairman
  • National Sheriff’s Association: Member
  • National Sheriff Association Major County Sheriff
  • 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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