Chief of Staff

Lt. Colonel Chavez Cammon

Assistant Superintendent / Chief of Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Chavez Cammon was appointed Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff by Colonel Lamar A. Davis, State Police Superintendent, on June 20, 2022. As the Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff, LTC Cammon is responsible for carrying out the executive-level responsibilities and day-to-day operations of the Louisiana State Police, overseeing 1,700 employees and a budget in excess of $300 million.

Prior to being appointed to Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff, LTC Cammon served as the Deputy Superintendent over the Patrol Division. In this capacity, Lt. Colonel Cammon supervised the nine State Police Troops across the state, the Emergency Services Unit, including LSP’s Emergency Operation Center, which is located in Baton Rouge, Crisis Response Operations, the statewide Communications Section, the Department’s Transportation and Environmental Safety Section, DPS Police Mobile Scale Operations, the Air Support Unit, the Criminal Patrols Unit, Honor Guard Operations, Motors, Special Weapons and Tactics Assets, and the Canine Program.

Lt. Colonel Cammon began his career with Louisiana State Police in 1999 as a patrol Trooper at Troop B in Kenner. During his career, he served in the Transportation and Environmental Safety Section, Recruiting Section, Governor's Protective Services Unit, Criminal Intelligence Unit, and the Special Investigations Unit. He also served as Executive Officer to the Deputy Superintendent for the Bureau of Investigations.

LTC Cammon served as the Commander of the Internal Affairs Section as well as the Public Affairs / Recruiting Sections. In March of 2020, he was tasked with implementing the security plan for the Medical Monitoring Station in New Orleans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. LTC Cammon is also an instructor for the Department's Leadership Development Courses.

LTC Cammon, a native of New Orleans, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University New Orleans in Political Science and a Master of Science degree in Executive Public Administration from Southern University Baton Rouge. He has been the recipient of numerous commendations and awards, including the Professional Excellence Award, Unit Citation Award, and Meritorious Service Award. He completed the FBI LEEDA’s three-phase Leadership Institute Training and received the Trilogy Award. He is a member of FBI LEEDA, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.