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CALEA Update Magazine | Issue 102

New Commissioner Appointed to CALEA Board — Craig Webre

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Craig Webre, Sheriff of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Thibodaux, Louisiana, began his appointment January 1, 2010, as the National Sheriffs’ Association’s designee to the CALEA Board. Sheriff Webre attended and was introduced at the Fall 2009 CALEA Conference in Salt Lake City.

Sheriff Webre is a lifelong resident of Lafourche Parish. In 1979, he began his law enforcement career as a police officer for the city of Thibodaux, while also enrolled in an associate degree program in criminal justice at Nicholls State University. From there, he joined the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and later, the Louisiana State Police. While working over nine years as a state trooper, he continued to pursue his education and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Loyola University.

In 1988, he was awarded an academic scholarship to Loyola Law School. While a senior in law school, he successfully ran as a candidate for Sheriff of Lafourche Parish. In May 1992, he graduated from law school; two months later he was sworn in as Sheriff, and shortly thereafter successfully passed the Louisiana State Bar Exam.

Sheriff Webre is active in various membership organizations and served as President of the National Sheriffs’ Association for 2007-2008. He also is an adjunct professor at Nicholls State University and for Loyola University’s Master of Criminal Justice Program. Under his leadership, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has been CALEA Law Enforcement Accredited since December 2000.

Commissioner Webre serves on the New Business Subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee initiative, as well as on the Corporate Affairs, CASF, and Review Committee A. Please welcome Sheriff Webre to the Commission!

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