On Wednesday, June 19, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso was sworn in as the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association’s sixty-eighth president. His tenure will take effect on July 1, 2013, according to Michael Ranatza, executive director of the Association.
Local attorney David Dwight conducted the swearing in at 11:30 a.m. at the Calcasieu Parish Training Academy at 3958 Mallard Cove Dr, in Lake Charles.
Sheriff Mancuso said he was honored to assume his new role. “I look forward to the challenge and the opportunity to make a difference in law enforcement throughout our state as president of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association.”
Mancuso has served Calcasieu parish with nearly thirty years of law enforcement experience. Sheriff Mancuso began his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office where he spent thirteen years as a deputy. He then served as City Marshal of Lake Charles for eight years prior to becoming Sheriff. Sheriff Mancuso is currently serving his third term as Sheriff of Calcasieu Parish.
The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association is a bipartisan organization, composed of Louisiana’s 64 sheriffs and nearly 14,000 deputy sheriffs, established to represent Louisiana’s chief law enforcement officers across the state. The Association’s purpose is to maintain the constitutional authority of the sheriff as chief law enforcement officer, ensure the delivery of first-rate services, and to sponsor legislation that promotes the administration of criminal justice.