Sheriff Bobby Webre was appointed to the office of sheriff on January 3, 2019. Prior to his appointment of sheriff, he served the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office as Chief Deputy of Criminal Operations. He held the position of Lt. Colonel of Criminal Operations from 2011-2016 and Warden for the Ascension Parish from 1996 – 2011. He began his career with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1985 after completing his military service. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant after serving six years in the Patrol Division. In 1992, Sheriff Webre was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and supervised the Warrants and Courtroom Security Divisions of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
In 1993, Sheriff Webre was selected as one of the original members of the Department’s Crisis Response Team. In 1996, Sheriff Webre was promoted to Captain and became the Jail Administrator under the administration of newly elected Sheriff Jeffrey F. Wiley. In 2000, Chief was promoted to the rank of Major. In 2007, Sheriff Webre was selected to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico,Virginia.
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.