Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre sworn in at inaugural ceremony

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Photo: Sheriff Bobby Webre, his wife Karen and Judge Jason Verdigets.

GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – Sheriff Bobby Webre was sworn in on July 1 at a private inauguration.

Webre was first sworn in as Sheriff in 2019 taking over for the recently retired Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley.

Judge Jason Verdigets swore in Sheriff Webre.

The event was private due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

“Today we are faced with new challenges, new struggles, and new opportunities. We do not yet know where this pandemic will lead us, or the devastation it will leave behind, we do know what tomorrow looks like in our noble profession,” Sheriff Webre said in his address. “But I do know, in the darkness of night or in the light of the day, you are the right people, in the right place, in the right time to lead this magnificent sheriff’s office through any obstacles or challenges that finds itself on our doorstep.”

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) has done these things during Webre’s tenure:

  • Established patrol districts
  • Restored the K9 unit
  • Completed an east side booking center
  • Launched an accrediting process for the sheriff’s office

“I am very proud of each and everyone of you and I am humbled to serve as your sheriff,” Webre said.

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