Commanders

 

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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.

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.

Greg Tete -
Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison Warden

Warden of the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison P.O.S.T. Correctional Officer Instructor Certified Correctional Executive

Has been with the CPSO since 5/5/76 in the corrections field. Worked 2 years at the Calcasieu Regional Vocational and Rehabilitation Center as a security officer before being transferred to the old Calcasieu Parish Jail. 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.