Thibodaux, La. – Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre officially launched his re-election campaign Monday in a written statement.
"With great pride and humility I formally announce my candidacy for re-election to the Office of Sheriff for Lafourche Parish," said Webre. "For nearly three decades my staff and I have had the honor of serving and protecting the many wonderful people of Lafourche with dignity and integrity. Collectively, we have dedicated ourselves to building a competent, compassionate, progressive, professional and respected world-class agency."
Webre highlighted recent accomplishments and milestones from his lifetime of service to the people of Lafourche Parish.
"The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has evolved into a modern 'cutting-edge' law enforcement agency that embraces all facets of crime fighting technology. Moreover, as a longtime Nationally Accredited Sheriff’s Office, it is continually on the forefront of proven evidence-based best practices in the policing profession," Webre said.
In January of 2019, the community celebrated the opening of a much-needed Correctional Complex designed not only to meet the housing needs of our parish and hold lawbreakers accountable, but to further enhance public safety by incorporating rehabilitation opportunities.
Using an Advisory Committee consisting of a dynamic cross-section of community leaders and Criminal Justice stakeholders to develop the mission statement and guide the process - the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex was completed on time and under budget.
One of the most important keys to our success was the department's willingness and ability to collaborate and partner with a host of local, state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s); as well as private sector businesses and organizations.
Other important advancements made under Webre's leadership include:
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office achieved National Accreditation under the watchful eye of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). In 2015, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office was re-accredited with excellence – CALEA’s “Gold Standard” for accreditation. In addition, the LPSO Transitional Work Program maintains National Accreditation by the American Correctional Association.
Lafourche is the first parish in Louisiana and one of the few in the nation to fully, completely and mutually share law enforcement information with all local police agencies across the parish.
We have a longstanding relationship with the school system to keep campuses and classrooms safe for our teachers to teach and our children to learn. Combined, there is a total of 23 School Resource Officers/DARE Officers assigned to Lafourche Parish schools each day.
We also have a unique relationship with the Children’s Museum which allows us to interact with children of all ages and teach them safety skills at the Safetyville exhibit.
We offer public works projects by inmates that create a safer Lafourche. Whether it’s filling sandbags to prevent flooding; helping to set up, keep clean and then tear down for a festival, parade or community event; or preparing and packaging nearly 1,500 meals a day for our elderly citizens - we are always eager to assist in every way that we can.
More about Webre and his accomplishments can be found at www.sheriffwebre.com.
Election Day is October 12, 2019.
Posted on Tue, July 9, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette