Thursday, April 18, 2024

Two Caddo deputies promoted to top positions within Sheriff’s Office

by BIZ Magazine

Caddo Sheriff Jay Long has promoted two deputies to key positions within his administration. The promotions became effective today.

Captain John May was promoted to chief deputy and Captain Sharon Piggs was promoted to assistant chief of administration.

May has served as a Caddo Parish sheriff’s deputy for 32 years. He has been a corrections deputy, detention special investigator, patrol deputy, Internal Affairs investigator, special investigator, and criminal detective. Most recently he served as commander of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division. He was a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and is a second-generation Caddo deputy.

The chief deputy is the first point of contact for all outside agencies, both law enforcement and non-law enforcement, when assistance or response is requested. The chief deputy also oversees all operational aspects of the Operations and Detention bureaus, is a guide on major criminal investigations, and approves all department expenditures.

Piggs has dedicated the last 30 years to the Sheriff’s Office. She has worked in almost every area of the Detention Bureau, serving as a security deputy, shift supervisor, bailiff’s and court holding supervisor, and classification supervisor. Most recently she served as commander of the Internal Affairs and Personnel divisions. She was a Dean’s Scholar at Wiley College and graduated summa cum laude while working for the Sheriff’s Office.

The assistant chief of administration oversees Personnel, Finance, Information Technology, Recruiting, and Administration positions. The position is also responsible for managing insurance and other outside accounts.

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