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Friday, January 31, 2020

Meet the First Female African American Police Captain in Louisiana State History

Treone Larvadain, first Black female police captain

Baton Rouge, LA — Captain Treone Larvadain has been promoted to lead the Protective Services Unit for the Louisiana State Police Dept, making her the first African-American woman to be a police captain in the agency’s history.

The announcement was made on January 28th by Governor John Bel Edwards following the retirement of Captain Clay Chutz, who served the LSP for about 30 years under 6 different governors.

“I am extremely proud of both Captain Larvadain and Captain Chutz and congratulate them on their accomplishments,” said Gov. Edwards. “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,” he continued.

Larvadain has been with the force for over a decade, according to a representative from the governor’s office. She started her career in Troop C in March 2006 and then proceeded to the Protective Services in 2008. In 2012, she was promoted to sergeant in the Bureau of Investigations and also served as an instructor at the training academy.

In 2018, Larvadain was promoted to lieutenant in Internal Affairs. It was also the year she made history with her daughter Tiah as the first-ever mother and daughter to actively serve in the LSP at the same time.

Now, Captain Larvadain’s unit will primarily ensure the safety and security of the state’s current Governor and the Governor’s immediate family.