Retirement Announcement:

On 3/20/2020, Civil Deputy Libby Bridges retired from UPSO after 10 years of service. Sheriff Gates and the entire UPSO staff would like to wish Dy. Bridges a safe and healthy retirement.

2019 Awards:

Deputies of the Year

Employee – Susan Edwards
Supervisor – Sgt. Kylie Henson
Civil Deputy – Dy. Stanley Lenard
Deputy – Sgt. Christi Sparks
Investigator – Det. Sgt. Cade Nolan
Communications Deputy – Dy. Burt Green

Years of Service Recognition

5 years: Sgt. Mike Bryan, Sgt. Mark Coy, Dy. Kent Daniels, Dy. Leo Davis, Sgt. Earl Roberts and Alice Yelton.
10 years: Dy. Holli Finklea
15 years: Reserve Sgt. Donnie Knight
20 years: Sr. Lt. Mickey Sewell & Sgt. Marcie Cooper
25 years: Cpt. Kenneth Bryan
30 years: Lt. Bruce McCrell

2019 Deputy of the Quarter Awards

Sgt. Sam Snyder

Sgt. Sam Snyder is the recipient of the Deputy of the Quarter Award for the final quarter of 2019. Sgt. Snyder is assigned to the patrol division and serves as a night shift supervisor. Sgt. Snyder is a 24 year veteran of law enforcement and has served with UPSO since 2018. Sgt. Snyder was chosen because of his strong work ethic and leadership skills. 

Pictured with Sheriff Dusty Gates.

Congratulations Sgt. Snyder! 

Sgt. Mark Coy

Sgt. Mark Coy is the recipient of the Deputy of the Quarter Award for the third quarter of 2019. Sgt. Coy currently serves in the court services division and previously served as a patrol supervisor. Beginning in 1975, Sgt. Coy’s law enforcement career includes both domestic and foreign assignments and his experience has proved to be valuable to our agency and parish. 

Pictured with Sheriff Dusty Gates.

Congratulations Sgt. Coy!

Sgt. Rocky Kennedy

Sgt. Rocky Kennedy is the recipient of the Deputy of the Quarter Award for the second quarter of 2019. Sgt. Kennedy serves as a narcotics investigator with UPSO’s Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD). Sgt. Kennedy has been employed with UPSO since 2008 and previously served in the patrol division. 

Pictured with Sheriff Dusty Gates.

Congratulations Sgt. Kennedy! 

Sgt. Darien Brown

Sgt. Darien Brown is the recipient of the Deputy of the Quarter Award for the first quarter of 2019. Sgt. Brown serves as the supervisor of our School Resource Officer program and is assigned to Union Parish High School. Sgt. Brown is a 25+ year veteran of law enforcement and has served with UPSO since 2002. Sgt. Brown was chosen because of his leadership skills and his dedication to the safety of our youth. 

Pictured with Sheriff Dusty Gates.

Congratulations Sgt. Brown! 

Previous Recipients

Deputy of the Quarter – 2018
Q1 – Dy. Shane Vocker, Q2 – Dy. Chris Satterwhite, Q3 – Det. Sgt. Earl Roberts, Q4 – Dy. Leo Davis

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