My proudest accomplishment is winning the confidence of my fellow citizens and securing my election as Westlake’s Chief of Police in November 2014, followed by my consecutive re-election in 2018 and 2022. After graduating Westlake High School, law enforcement became my professional focus. I graduated from the 77th Basic Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy and continue to pursue numerous training certifications while accumulating 21 years of law enforcement experience. This has ensured that I have brought a “packed tool box” with me to my position. I am a recipient of Calcasieu Parish Police Officer’s Challenge Coin Recipient. July 2023 will mark my swear in date as the 1st Vice President of the Chief of Police Association. This accomplishment has secured me the ability to host the next summer conference (2024) where I will be sworn in as President of the Louisiana’s Chiefs of Police Association.
I have been married to my wife Shelly for 7 years. Our children and our grandchildren are a part of this community. My goal is to leave a true legacy for future generations of Westlake residents. Being a third generation resident of Westlake, community involvement is very important to me. I feel the community deserves a face to the title of Chief of Police. It is not an uncommon occurrence to see me directing traffic in front of the schools to protect our youth as well supporting our youths involvement in sports and other extracurricular events. I was a Big Brother/Big Sister Board Member to help secure the youth of Westlake and surrounding communities. I have been an active participant in numerous committees and served on numerous government boards to assist in securing the prosperity of my community. My goal is to ensure I am an approachable and productive servant of Westlake.
It shall be the mission of the Westlake Fire Department to professionally and effectively protect life and property through the prevention and/or suppression of fires and/or other emergencies in addition to striving everyday to improve the quality of life for all our citizens.
OUR VISION FOR SUCCESS
Every citizen deserves peace of mind, knowing their emergency service forces are always ready to be called to duty.
Emergency forces shall be trained and equipped to save lives and protect property.
All personnel will be fit and ready with no delay to assist the public in a professional and courteous manner.
All personnel must be educated and trained to advise the public on methods to protect themselves from fire and other emergencies. In addition, provide information on services and the organization of this department.
This department's management will properly plan and execute its resources to ensure maximum safety for the public and personnel. Responsibility will include management of the allocated revenue by the City Council and Fire Board with a priority given to reducing fire insurance premiums.