Lt. Col. Ward Webb began his law enforcement career with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections in 1986. His career with the Sheriff’s Office began in July of 1988 in the department’s Patrol Division. In 1989 he was transferred into the Criminal Investigations Division as a Juvenile Detective and D.A.R.E. Instructor. He was subsequently transferred back into the Patrol Division where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1990 and then to the rank of Lieutenant in 1995. Ward was assigned to the Training Division in 1998 and was promoted to Captain, as the Director of Training, in 2000. In 2011 he was promoted to Major of the department’s newly formed Administrative Services Division and was later transferred to the Patrol/Traffic Division, where he currently oversees all Patrol and Traffic operations.
During his tenure, Lt. Col. Webb has also served as the department’s primary grant writer, internal affairs investigator, and lead ethics instructor. Additionally, he formerly conducted and directed all hiring processes within the department, served as administrator of the department’s comprehensive Field Training Program, and was a member of the department’s Crisis Response Team.
Lt. Col. Webb is a 1982 graduate of East Ascension School and also holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University. In addition, Lt. Col. Webb has also attended the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development series training and in 2011 was selected to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia; an eleven week professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.
Lt. Col. Webb was named the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year in 2011 by the Knights of Columbus. Lt. Col. also coordinates the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Sheriff’s Office, a program which benefits Special Olympics. Since 1996 he has served as the department’s representative on the Louisiana Sheriff’s Pension & Relief Fund. He is a graduate of the 1998 Leadership Ascension Program, and has served his community as a volunteer youth league baseball coach as well as having participated in a number of civic and fund-raising events. He is a qualified expert shooter, and is also a member of the Gonzales Lions Club, the National Sheriff’s Association, and the FBI National Academy Associates
Lt. Col. Webb has been married to Juanita Boudreaux Webb since 1990 and has two step-daughters and four grandsons.