Lt. Colonel Charles Dupuy
Deputy Superintendent - Chief of Staff
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Dupuy began his career with the Louisiana State Police in 1990 at Troop A in Baton Rouge. After serving a number of years in Patrol, he was assigned to the Protective Services unit where he assisted in providing security for the Governor of Louisiana. He was later reassigned to the Training Academy as a staff instructor. There he supervised training for all personnel within the department and provided training for outside law enforcement agencies. While at the academy he was promoted to Sergeant in 1996 and later promoted to Lieutenant in 2004. During his tenure there, he assisted in the development and design of the Joint Emergency Services Training Center located in Zachary, LA. Furthermore, he is an expert in defensive tactics, driving, physical wellness, and is recognized national as an expert in Use of Force.
In 2007, LTC Dupuy was promoted to Captain of the Internal Affairs Section where he supervised administrative internal investigations for the Department of Public Safety. One year later he was transferred to the Operational Development Section where he carried out the primary staff functions for the Superintendent. There, he oversaw the preparation and management of the department’s budget and grants and the administration of the agency’s public affairs/public information activities. He also supervised the agency’s planning and research functions and coordinated the department’s legislative initiatives.
In 2010, LTC Dupuy was promoted to Major, and later that year he was named Deputy Superintendent of Support and assumed responsibility for managing the training and support functions for the department which included Capitol Security, the Crime Lab, Fleet Operations, Police Supply, the Concealed Handgun Unit, the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information, Communications, Crisis Response, and SWAT.
LTC Dupuy was named Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff by Colonel Michael Edmonson, State Police Superintendent in April 2012. As the Assistant Superintendent, he is responsible for carrying out the executive-level responsibilities and the day to day operations of the department overseeing 1600 employees and a budget in excess of $290 million.
During his career, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from LSU and a Master’s of Criminal Justice from Southern University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the recipient of numerous commendations and awards including the Professional Excellence Award, Unit Citation Award, Meritorious Service Award, and the Lifesaving Award.
He resides in Baton Rouge with his wife and daughter.