Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre sworn in today during inaugural ceremony

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre sworn in today during inaugural ceremony

Sheriff Bobby Webre was sworn in today, July 1, in a private inauguration due to Covid-19 restrictions.

He was first sworn in as Sheriff in 2019 to serve the remainder of the last term of former Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley, who retired early.

Sheriff Webre was sworn in by Judge Jason Verdigets, while Ascension Parish Clerk of Court, Bridget Hanna, conducted the swearing in of deputies.

“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,” said Sheriff Webre as he addressed top staff leaders.

“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.”

Sheriff Webre took time to reflect upon his first 18 months as sheriff and the accomplishments of the sheriff’s office, including the establishment of patrol districts, the restoration of the K9 unit, the completion of an east side booking center and the launch of the accrediting process for the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Webre ended his speech with, “I am very proud of each and everyone of you and I am humbled to serve as your sheriff.”

Sheriff Webre, along with his wife Karen, would like to thank the people of Ascension Parish for their well wishes and commits to continuing the progress made together for the next four years.