About

Chad Leger is a highly qualified law enforcement professional with over 26 years of experience.

Chad served in the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's office for 14 years, from 1988 to 2002. During that time, he worked as a Patrol Officer, in the Motorcycle Division, in Narcotics, in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID), and in the "SWAT" (SRT) DIvision. He also served as the K-9 resource officer for Lafayette Parish Schools.

Since 2003, Chad has served as the Chief of Police in Scott. In November, he was re-elected without opposition. Chad is very proud that Scott was recognized as safest city in the parish and second safest city in Louisiana according to 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Reports.

Chad is committed to ensuring that our law enforcement personnel are well-trained and properly equipped. For example, Scott has pioneered the use of body cameras in the parish for the last two years.

Since 2009, Chad has worked as an instructor at the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALETA) teaching "Dealing with the Public". He taught the New Chiefs Management Course covering such topics as Mayor and Chief Relations, Mentoring, Personnel Issues and the Officer Bill of Rights. In addition, he is an instructor for the Law Enforcement Executive Management Institute (LEEMI) teaching "The Role of a Police Chief".

Chad is also serious about departmental certifications and continuing education in law enforcement. He is proud to have chaired the Police Officer Standard Training (POST) subcommittee that worked successfully to pass legislation requiring 20 hours of continuing education annually for all law enforcement officers in Louisiana.

Over the past decade, Chad has personally completed over 230 hours of continuing education in 103 sessions on a variety of topics.

Chad has also been active in professional organizations serving previously as President of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police and the Southwest Louisiana Chiefs of Police.

Chad has been recognized for his service with the Lafayette Crime Stoppers Scholastic Award, LPSO Deputy of the Month, the Community Achievement Award from the City of Scott and the Protection and Service Award from the Scott Business Association.

Chad is a graduate of Acadiana High School (1984) and ALETA, the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy (1990).

Chad and his wife Christine have four children. They are members of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.