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Colonel Carlos Stout
Colonel Carlos Stout began his law enforcement career with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1990 as a corrections deputy. He then went on to work at the Lafayette Airport, on the Lafayette Metro Street Unit as an undercover detective and as a patrol supervisor. He left the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office in 2001 to run for Chief of Police in the community of Carencro. In 2002, he was elected as the Carencro Chief of Police and went on to win four re-elections.
Colonel Stout has also served as President of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police, Louisiana Attorney General Command College, and the President of the Southwest Louisiana Chiefs of Police. Colonel Stout was also appointed by multiple Louisiana Governors to serve on the Council of Peace Officers Standards Training, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, Louisiana Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force, Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board and the Louisiana Domestic Violence Board.
Colonel Stout rejoined the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2016 after being selected by Sheriff Mark Garber to serve as his Chief Deputy.