LPSO News Blog
7/3/2014 by Brennan Matherne
Sheriff Craig Webre announced a list of promotions and staffing changes at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office which became effective on Tuesday, July 1. Among the changes, are new department heads for the Criminal and Civil Departments, as well as new division commanders for Patrol, Investigations, Judicial Services and Training.
Jeremy Granier and Roy Gros were both promoted to the rank of Major. Granier, who was Commander of the Training Division, will replace Todd Diaz as head of the Criminal Department after Diaz was promoted to Chief Deputy earlier this month. Gros, meanwhile, moves from the post of Judicial Services Division Commander to become the Civil Department Head. Former Patrol Commander, Captain J.P. deGravelles, will replace Gros in the Judicial Services Division, and Captain Chad Shelby will move to Patrol from the Investigations Division.
"While growing up in Lafourche Parish, I always wanted to serve my community,” said Major Gros, who has spent 24 years with the Sheriff’s Office. “After graduating high school, I joined the U.S. Army, and afterwards, started working in law enforcement with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office which has allowed me to proudly serve and protect the great citizens of Lafourche.”
Major Granier, who has over 12 years of experience with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, shared similar sentiments. “I left for the Navy right out of high school so I could see the world,” he said. “My experiences in the Navy helped me to mature. Upon leaving the Navy, I wanted to return home find a job that would allow me serve my community as I had served my country.”
Sheriff Webre also promoted two Lieutenants to the rank of Captain. Josh Champagne, who serves as Commander of the Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit, will now also head up the LPSO Training Division. Additionally, Todd Charlet was promoted from Deputy Commander to Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division.
Sheriff Webre said he is excited about the future direction of the agency following these changes. “I am deeply grateful for the men and women who work here and especially their willingness and desire to serve in whichever capacity best serve the needs of the agency as well as the public,” said Sheriff Webre.