NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (BRProud) — The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office (ASPO) has announced the promotion of Sergeant Bree Cavalier to the rank of Lieutenant, effective June 1. Cavalier becomes the first female to be named Lieutenant in the history of the Uniformed Patrol Division, according to the APSO Facebook page.

Cavalier joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2011. Throughout her years with APSO, Cavalier has served in corrections, patrol and with the Drug Awareness Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence.

Cavalier was promoted to Shift Sergeant of the Patrol Division in May 2018. She is a five year member of the S.W.A.T. team and serves as a certified crisis negotiator.

Cavalier is also a rape aggression defense instructor and P.O.S.T. certified deputy. The latter stands for Peace Officer Standards and Training, making Cavalier certified in enforcing criminal and traffic laws as well as preventing and investigating crimes.

Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon also announced the promotion of Deputy Thorne Brown to the rank of Sergeant. Brown has been employed with the APSO for the last three years and is also a P.O.S.T. certified deputy.

Brown graduated from basic training with the Marksmanship Award and was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. Brown is also a member of the S.W.A.T. team.