Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator was sworn into office for his sixth term this morning at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. The oath was administered by First Judicial District Court Judge Brady D. O’Callaghan. The Sheriff was assisted during the swearing in by Chief Criminal Deputy Jay Long and Chief Civil Deputy Gary Parker.
Sheriff Prator was re-elected to office during the primary election on October 12, 2019. His sixth term officially begins on July 1. He has served his community as a law enforcement officer since 1973.
The Sheriff is a graduate of the FBI National Institute, Louisiana State University Basic Training Academy, and Louisiana Sheriffs’ Institute. He oversees a department of 681 full-time deputies, 99 part-time deputies, 54 reserves, and 150 auxiliaries.
Sheriff Prator is also director of the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Chairman of the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council, president of the Northwest Law Enforcement Planning Agency Board of Directors and is the Northern District Coordinator for the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association’s Emergency Task Force.
His other professional and civic affiliations include the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, Livestock Brand Commission, Sheriff’s Executive Management Institute, National Sheriff’s Association, International Association Chiefs of Police, FBI-NEI Alumni Association, Police Executive Research Forum, Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America, LSU-S Alumni Board, LSU-S Foundation Board, Louisiana State Fair Board, Volunteers for Youth Justice Board and Caddo Council on Aging Board, and Caddo Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor.