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MEET MARK HERFORD

NEW LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Mark's Law Enforcement Experience

  • A twenty-seven year Law Enforcement Professional experienced in all divisions of the Beauregard Sheriff’s Department, including Corrections, Patrol, Investigations, Narcotics, SWAT, and Administration

  • Served for 15 years as the Chief Detective for the Beauregard Sheriff’s Office under two administrations

  • Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Council instructor in Firearms

  • Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Council instructor in Corrections

  • Worked for the Monroe Police Department for nearly five years as a Patrol Officer, member of the Jump Team (a street level criminal interdiction team), a Field Training Officer in the Patrol Division, and finally a Detective with the Metro Narcotics Unit (a multi-agency drug task force specifically targeting upper level drug dealers).

 

Mark's Education & Training

  • Selected to attend the 212th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia

  • Selected to the Leadership Challenge (one of twenty-one) while attending the National Academy

  • A graduate of Rosepine High School

  • Attended Northwestern State University

  • Attended McNeese State University

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Mark's Family

  • Married for 24 years to the former Melissa Vidrine, the daughter of Stanley and Gayle Vidrine, and a graduate of DeRidder High School and the University of Louisiana-Monroe with a degree in Pharmacy.

  • The dad of Reagan (11 years old) and Jackson (8 years old)