Sheriff Bobby Webre was appointed interim Sheriff upon the early retirement of Sheriff Jeff Wiley on January 3, 2019.Sheriff Webre subsequently was elected to the Office of Sheriff on October 12th of the same year.
Sheriff Webre began his career with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office in1985 as a patrolman and was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1991. In 1992, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and place in charge of the Warrants and Court Security Division. Sheriff Webre was selected as one of the original members of the Sheriff’s Office Crisis Response Team in1993, and served on the Louisiana Sheriff’s Task Force for many years.
In 1996, Sheriff Webre was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned as Warden of the Ascension Parish Jail where he initiated jail reform and led the jail through the accreditation process as outlined by the American Correctional Association. As Warden, he supervised a 10 million dollar jail expansion project that increased the jail inmate population to 572. With the increased responsibility of supervising a medium size jail, he was promoted to Major in 2000.
In 2007, Sheriff Webre was selected to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Upon completion of the academy he was appointed as Chief of Criminal Operations for the West Bank while maintaining his duties as Warden.
In 2011, Sheriff Webre was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Chief of Criminal Operations parish wide. He was subsequently appointed Chief Deputy in 2016 with the rank of Colonel, he help that position until being appointed Sheriff in 2019.
Sheriff Webre and his wife Karen have been married for over 30 years and currently live in Gonzales. He is a member of the East Ascension Rotary Club, American Correctional Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus, and the FBI National Academy Association. A board member of the Chamber of Commerce and Council on Aging and Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers.