Commanders

 

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Sharon Cutrera -
Chief Financial Officer

Cutrera began her career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in July 1985, where she worked as a secretary to the Chief Financial Officer. In 1986, she was transferred to the accounting division of the tax collector's office where she was promoted to supervisor of that division.

In 1998, she was promoted to Employee Benefit Coordinator and held that position until July 2004, when she became the Chief Financial Officer and Commander of the following divisions - Accounting, Human Resources, Insurance, Risk Management, Crash Reconstruction, Tax, Purchasing, CIS, and Fleet.

Sharon is a graduate of McNeese State University, with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She is actively involved in the United Way as a member of the Allocation and Review Committee.

Matt Vezinot -
Special Services Commander

Vezinot was the supervisor of the Crime Scene/Photographic Services Division at Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. He has been employed at CPSO since 1992. He served as an assistant team leader/team commander of the CPSO Special Operations Group (SWAT), as well as, a fingerprint instructor at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy.

Vezinot served in the U.S. Army and was activated during Desert Storm. He is a member of several civic organizations and has attended numerous specialized law enforcement training schools with focus on crime scene management, forensics, and tactical operations. He is a graduate of the 228th Session FBI National Academy.

James McGee -
Enforcement Commander

McGee was employed as a Patrol Shift Lieutenant and Commander of the Special Operations Group at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. He has been employed at CPSO for 15 years, working in many areas of the department, and has a strong background in patrol and special operations.

He has attended several law enforcement training courses with an emphasis on police supervision, special operations training, and defensive tactics instruction.  He is a graduate of the 236th Session FBI National Academy.

Darrell Guillory -
Civil Commander

Guillory started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1980 under Sheriff Wayne McElveen.  During this time he has worked in corrections, warrants division, and in administration as the Community Relations Officer for the department.  In 2000, he moved to the Ward 3 Marshal’s Office and in 2004, he returned to Sheriff’s Department as a supervisor of the Civil Division.

Guillory is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree from McNeese State University.  Guillory is a graduate of the Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement Academy, the Chamber Southwest Leadership School, and has attended numerous law enforcement training seminars and courses.


Bobby Robinson -
Commander of Programs

Robinson is currently employed as the National Director of Training Development for D.A.R.E. America where he developed a new training model program and assisted in writing curriculum and development of on-line training component.

His law enforcement experience spans 20 years, with 10 years as a deputy at the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office working in Corrections, Patrol, and Public Relations - and the other 10 years as a D.A.R.E State Training Center Coordinator at the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. He is a graduate of LSU-Shreveport.  He is a graduate of the 240th Session FBI National Academy.

Victor Salvador -
Commander of Corrections

Salvador was a deputy at the Ward 3 Marshal's Office overseeing the operations of the city jail. He began his career in law enforcement in 1988 serving in Corrections, Patrol, and Investigations at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, and the Louisiana Attorney General's Office.

Throughout his law enforcement career, he has graduated from numerous academies such as the FBI National Academy and the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy. He is also a member of several civic organizations. Salvador has a degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University.

Greg Tete -
Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison Warden

Tete has been with the CPSO since 5/5/76 in the corrections field. He worked 2 years at the Calcasieu Regional Vocational and Rehabilitation Center as a security officer before being transferred to the old Calcasieu Parish Jail. He worked up through the ranks of jailor, assistant shift supervisor, shift supervisor, commissary officer, and assistant chief jailor. The old jail was closed when the Calcasieu Correctional Center was opened. He held the positions of records administrator, associate warden, and warden. Shortly after the opening of the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison he became warden of that facility. He also held the position of Chief of Corrections and Comptroller of the Corrections Division.

Currently a member of the LA Sheriff's Association Wardens' Conference Committee, American Correctional Association, and American Jail Association.

Daniel Burkhalter, Jr. -
Calcasieu Correctional Center Warden

Burkhalter worked at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's as a burglary and theft detective. He has worked at CPSO since 1991 with 10 years of corrections experience.

He is a graduate of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy with numerous hours of post certification training. Burkhalter holds a degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University.

Eric Authement, Jr. -
Commander - Law Enforcement Centers

Authement started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1989 under Sheriff Wayne McElveen as a patrol officer. In 1997, he moved to the Ward 3 Marshal's Office under then-Marshal Tony Mancuso and became a supervisor of the city jail and the warrants division, and served as a member of the Calcasieu Parish Violent Crimes Task Force. From July - November 2004, Authement served as interim Ward 3-City Marshal when Mancuso was elected sheriff. He moved back to the Sheriff's Office to become Commander of Law Enforcement Centers and Misdemeanor Investigations in December 2004.

Authement also served in the U. S. Navy during the Viet Nam era. During his law enforcement career, Authement graduated from the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy and served as president of the graduating class. He has attended several law enforcement training courses with an emphasis on supervision and leadership. He also belongs to several local civic organizations.

Mike Byrne -
Investigations Commander

Byrne's law enforcement career at CPSO spanned from 1975 through 1987 where he served as a radio dispatcher, patrolman, supervisor, and detective.

In 1987, he became a felony investigator for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office where he remained until 2000, the year he returned to CPSO to hold his current position. Throughout his law enforcement career, he has attended many law enforcement related schools and seminars.

William A. Scheufens -
Security Enforcement Commander

Scheufens began his law enforcement career in 1980 with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and remained there until 2000. He worked for the McNeese Police Department until 2004 at which time he returned to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office with the Tony Mancuso administration.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University in 1996. He is also a graduate of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Training Academy 22nd Basic Session and the 193rd session of the FBI National Academy.

His law enforcement experience includes corrections, enforcement, criminal and administrative investigations, training, and special operations. His current assignment requires oversight of CPSO operations involving the Marine, School Resource, Lake Charles Regional Airport and Moss Regional Hospital divisions.

He has served in several volunteer positions with the United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Southwest Louisiana Chamber of Commerce, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Avenue of Flags. He has also held several positions with the Board of Governors with the Louisiana Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates including Chapter President in 2007.