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Jay Long, the new Chief Criminal Deputy for the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, will be officially recognized during a promotional ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, at the Re-Entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive.
Long was appointed by Sheriff Steve Prator following the retirement of D.E. Stevens. Others receiving promotions during the ceremony will be Lt. Disha Darby and Sgts. Terry Richardson, Jim Dunn, Parker Crockett, and Jonathan Williams.
Long is a 26 -year CPSO deputy who has served in Corrections, Patrol, Investigations, Juvenile, Intelligence, and Special Investigations. He was a team leader and sniper on the CPSO Special Response Team, a diver on the Search and Rescue Team, Field Training Officer, Patrol supervisor, Investigations supervisor, Financial Crimes supervisor, and DARE instructor. He has served on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, has worked a number of protective details for dignitaries, and is a POST firearms instructor.
Darby has worked with the Sheriff’s Office for 18 years. She has served in Property, Booking, Inmate Programs, Security, and Classifications. She is a hostage negotiator and certified child restraint technician. Her promotion is to lieutenant in Security.
Richardson joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2001. He has served in Corrections, Booking, and has been a detective for 13 years. His promotion is to sergeant in Investigations.
Dunn has been a Caddo sheriff’s deputy since 1990. He has worked in Corrections, Patrol, and Training, and was recently promoted to sergeant at the Training Academy. He is also on the CPSO Dive Team and was a peer counselor on the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team.
Crockett is a five-year deputy with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office. He has worked in Corrections and is now a sergeant in Security.
Williams is a five-year deputy who has worked in Corrections, Crime Scene Investigations, Security, and Patrol. His promotion is to sergeant in Security.
Also receiving recognition will be 35 deputies who have participated in missions to South Louisiana in recent months. The deputies assisted with patrols during protests and unrest in East Baton Rouge Parish, provided relief for patrol deputies in East Baton Rouge following the line-of-duty deaths of three law officers there, and aided citizens and law enforcement in Livingston Parish who were impacted by flooding. The deputies worked 3,103 regular hours and 1,439 overtime hours during the five missions.
Several employees will be recognized for their years of service with the Sheriff’s Office. They are Monica White, five years; Andrea Claiborne, Mary Allen, Allyson Cook, and Michael Hudson, 10 years; Gary Bailey, Tamara Kendrick and Virgil Roberson, 20 years.
Long, Darby, Richardson, Dunn, Crockett, Williams
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666