Chief Administrative Officer

Lt. Colonel Greg Graphia

Deputy Superintendent / Chief Administrative Officer

Lt. Colonel Greg Graphia is a twenty-eight-year veteran of the Louisiana State Police. Lt. Colonel Graphia began his career at Troop “A,” where he served for 14 years, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. In 2009, he was promoted to Lieutenant at Headquarters in Baton Rouge, where he served in the Towing and Recovery Unit, Operational Development, and the Special Investigations Division. In 2015, he was promoted to Captain and served as Commander over Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Operational Development. In 2019, he was honored to return to Troop “A” as the Troop Commander. In 2021, he was promoted to Major over Support Services and DPS Police, where he served until his appointment to Lieutenant Colonel – Chief Administrative Officer in June of 2022. In January of 2024, Lt. Colonel Graphia was re-appointed as the Chief Administrative Officer by Colonel Hodges.

The role of the Chief Administrative Officer is to oversee and direct the day-to-day operations of the Office of Management and Finance (OMF). The OMF provides back-office support to the Department of Public Safety – Public Safety Services, which includes the following agencies: Louisiana State Police, Office of Motor Vehicles, Fire Marshal, Office of Legal Affairs, Gaming Control Board, LP Gas Commission, Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, and Highway Safety Commission. In addition, OMF also provides support to the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).

This back-office support includes Human Resources, Facility Services, Internal Audit, Finance, and Budget services. With just over 100 personnel to accomplish these different missions and to service all the agencies with a total of over 2600 employees, the team at OMF does an excellent job! The Budget and Financial Services Units have the difficult task of managing over a half-billion-dollar budget, as well as over $2.5 billion in fees and self-generated revenue that the different agencies bring into the Department. The budget process is never-ending as we work year-round with the Governor’s Office, Division of Administration, and the Legislature to obtain funding for academy classes, vehicles, equipment, facility improvements, and other high-priority needs within DPS.