- Louisiana Chief of Police Assn.
- International Assn. of Chiefs of Police
- FBI National Academy Associates
- FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
Retired DeRidder Chief of Police
In August 1987, after choosing to make a career in law enforcement, he began employment with the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Department as a corrections officer. He remained as a full time employee of the Sheriff’s Department until December of 1989 when he began his employment as a police patrolman with the DeRidder Police Department.
John continued to excel in the DeRidder Police Department throughout his 33 years of service.
His instruction continued at the FBI National Academy in 2003. This program for law enforcement administrators in the United States and throughout the world is accredited by the University of Virginia. John expanded his skillset in the areas of Forensic Science, Management Planning and Budgets, Grant Writing, Legal Issues for Command Officers, Contemporary Issues in Drug Law Enforcement, Effective Communication, Community Policing Issues, and Physical Fitness.
In 2010, John attended the Louisiana Law Enforcement Executive Management Institute, New Chief Management Course. The course curriculum covered a wide range of Police Chief Management topics aimed at the role of the Police Chief. Instruction was given covering Law, Bill of Rights, Financial Management, Records Management, Crime Reporting, Media Relations, Civil Service, etc.
In August 2016, John received the Leadership Trilogy Award from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. His achievement in the three areas of study; Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives, and Executive Leadership Institute, provided education on personality diagnostics, leadership case studies, mentoring, developing your people, performance management, risk management and credibility, best practices strategies and techniques, credibility, command discipline and liability, dealing with problem employees, and leading change within an organization. The Executive Leadership Institute completes the course study covering trends in law enforcement, Implications of the 21st Century Policing, Public trust and legitimacy, Bias and diversity, Employee wellness, Transformational leadership, and Social and emotional intelligence.
True success is measured for a department through quality of life and public relations and not through arrest or citations. Officers at the DeRidder Police Department are now focusing on “Solving the Issue or Problem” as opposed to being solely concerned on making an arrest.
True success is measured for a department through quality of life and public relations and not through arrest or citations.