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 Klug began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in June 1991 at the Parish Prison. After graduating from LSU’s Basic Training Academy, he transferred to Uniform Patrol. In addition to Uniform Patrol, Major Klug has worked in Traffic/Motor division, Narcotics, Street Crimes, General Detectives, Armed Robbery and Burglary and Auto Theft. He was instrumental in the development of the first EBRSO emergency vehicle operator’s course. He also was the first Detective assigned to the Auto Theft Division at its inception. In addition he was one of the first members of the Special Community Crime Team (SCAT). Major Klug is a graduate of the 251st session of the FBI National Academy.


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, Larceny, Criminal Records, Investigative Support Unit, Criminal Analysis 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 parish. He was later assigned to the General Detectives division, and then served as a supervisor in the Armed Robbery and Burglary division. In 2018, he was promoted the rank of Major, Chief of the Property Crimes division. 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 he was a recipient of the Medal of Valor in 2009 awarded by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III. Major Stewart recently graduated from the National Command and Staff College and a receiptant of the FBI LEEDA trilogy award.

Major Anthony Ponton

Major Anthony Earl Ponton 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.


Major Carl Dabadie

Major Carl Dabadie serves as the Major of Training. A second generation police officer who grew up in Baker La. Father served 28 years with the Baton Rouge Police Department before being killed in the line of duty from a motorcycle accident in 1984. Graduated from Baker High School in 1983. Attended Arkansas State University and LSU before joining the Baton Rouge Police Department in 1985.   Rose through the ranks of the Baton Rouge Police Department serving in Uniform Patrol, Traffic division as a motorcycle officer, Academy Staff instructor, Director of Training, Assistant Uniform Patrol Commander, Chief of Staff, and four years as Chief of Police. Attained multiple instructor and instructor trainer certifications in, Defensive Tactics, Motorcycle operations,  Physical fitness specialist, and driving instructor. Attended many leadership and executive management courses and graduated from FBI National Academy session #224. Served on the Louisiana POST Council committee for Defensive tactics. Served on several Charity boards, Dream Day foundation, Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics as State Director. Retired from the BRPD in 2017.  Worked at Louisiana State Police as a Training Coordinator III and Joined the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Office as Chief of Training in 2020.

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 Captain Charles "Chuck" Montgomery

Captain Chuck Montgomery serves as Commander of the Internal Affairs Division.  He began working for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in 1994 and has over 27 years of experience.  Captain Montgomery began his career at the Parish Prison and has worked in several divisions since that time.  Some of his experience includes Narcotics, Uniform Patrol, Traffic, General Detectives, Homicide and Training.  Captain Montgomery served on the SWAT Team for several years and is currently the lead dive supervisor for the Sheriff’s Office Marine Search and Rescue Team.  He is currently a P.O.S.T. certified Firearms Instructor, SSGT Defensive Tactics instructor and teaches at the Capital Area Regional Training Academy.  Captain Montgomery graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Training Academy and is a veteran of the US Army.

Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs is a group of highly trained investigators that perform the following duties, as well as others:

  • Assist the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office Administration in maintaining the public trust by conducting unbiased and transparent administrative investigations of officers involved in criminal activities, use of force incidents, or violations of departmental policies.
  • Investigate complaints of misconduct, whether received from citizens or employees in accordance with Louisiana State Criminal and Civil Law.
  • Processes public Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request to ensuring that sought information, reports and documents can be released to the public.





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