Police Chief Candidate Bio: Wade Welborn

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  • LSU Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy- 1980
  • LSU Law Enforcement Institute- 1984
  • FBI National Academy- 2001


  • Central Substation- Patrol Duty- 1978-1996
  • Central Substation- Commander- 1996-2004
  • District Attorney Liason- 2004-2009


  • Masonic Lodge #442
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • FBI Academy Association
  • Louisiana Peace Officer Association
  • Louisiana Sheriff Association
  • Central Rotary Club


  • 30 years of Criminal Operations experience
  • 11 years of leadership as Shift Lieutenant at Central Substation
  • 9 years as Commander of Central Substation
  • Excellent public relation skills and communication with the community
  • Outstanding problem solver and analytical thinker
  • 1988 Lions Club Peace Maker of the Year

Wade Welborn says, "The Sheriff's Office continues to be an invaluable resource in providing law enforcement to the City of Central. Working with them, we will build a fiscally responsible agency dedicated to the Cty of Central, with the safety and best interests of our citizens as its sole responsibility. By starting with a community-oriented police department, we will ensure that the needs of our community are being served and its law enforcement goals are being met successfully. I would be honored to serve as your Chief of Police and would appreciate your vote on March 27th. I will work with every citizen of the City of Central to responsibly build a Police Department in which we can all take pride."

VOTE WADE WELBORN- Chief of Police for the City of Central

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