Louisiana Appoints First African American Female State Police Captain


February 5, 2020

More Black Girl Magic!

Treone Larvadain just became the first Black female captain in Louisiana State Police history, Black Enterprise reports. 

Captain Larvadain was appointed to the position by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, who made the announcement earlier this week. She will be responsible for leading the Protective Services unit which is responsible for maintaining the safety of the Governor and his family. 


The new captain has been with the force for nearly two decades, beginning her career in 2006, eventually transferring to Protective Services in 2008. She has held positions as sergeant for the Bureau of Investigations and lieutenant for Internal Affairs. She has also worked as an instructor for the Louisiana state training academy. Larvadain will be succeeding Captain Clay Chutz who is retiring after 30 years of service to six different governors, KLFY reports. 

Governor Edwards issued a statement about Larvadain’s appointment saying, “I am extremely proud of both Captain Larvadain and Captain Chutz and congratulate them on their accomplishments. They have both provided excellent service to the people of our state and exemplify the best of the Louisiana State Police. My family and I are especially grateful for the professional work Captain Chutz has provided to us over the last four years and have the utmost confidence in Captain Larvadain , who has worked alongside him and has now taken over the reins. The longevity of Captain Chutz’s career and the promotion of Captain Larvadain are a direct reflection of their dedication and commitment to the force and our great state.” 

In 2018, Captain Larvadain became the first mother-daughter duo in state police history after her daughter, Tiah Larvadain graduated from cadet history. Her daughter told reporters that she was inspired by her mother. “It’s very much an honor to be in the same uniform as her. Seeing the impact that they had on people… How they would help people, how they would respond to people, how people would respond to her… I just knew I wanted to have that effect on people the same way,” Tiah told WBRZ.com.


Congratulations Captain Larvadain!!

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