About The Lafayette City Marshal’s Office

Executing all lawful orders and mandates
of the Lafayette City Court.


The mission of the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office is to provide security and serve and execute all orders and mandates of the Lafayette City Court. We will work together as a team, engaging with our community and impacting our youth by implementing programs and solving problems. We will lead by example, in order to establish trust, honor, dignity and respect for all the citizens of Lafayette we have sworn to protect and serve.


The Vision of the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office is to be committed to being the finest City Marshal’s Office in the State of Louisiana. We will strive to accomplish this by providing unlimited resources, impeccable training, and maintaining accreditation to fulfill our mission. We are committed to creating a culture of service, diversity and transparency, which enables all citizens’ accessibility to the office, feeling of pride, and satisfaction that we live in a safe community.  In the end, the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office will strive to ensure all Deputy Marshal’s and Administrative Employees feel they are a valued asset of the organization and its success.


  • Complete the Accreditation Process in order for the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office to be in compliance with CALEA Standards

  • Re-establish the Community Relations Committee

  • Restructure the Civil Fees and Garnishments

  • Commission all Civil Deputies through the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department

  • Establish a Reserve Deputy Unit for the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office

  • Research and Write Grants that will pertain directly to the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office

  • Reorganize the Operational Structure of the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office

  • Implement Community Development Programs

  • Cooking Team

  • Mentorships

  • Community Oriented Policing

  • Church Organizations and Civic Groups

  • Attend, Certify, and Conduct Specialized Training

RS 13:1881

§1881. General powers and duties of marshal; deputy marshals

  1. The marshal is the executive officer of the court; he shall execute the orders and mandates of the court and in the execution thereof, and in making arrests and preserving the peace, he has the same powers and authority of a sheriff.
  2. The marshal may appoint one or more deputy marshals having the same powers and authority as the marshal, but the marshal shall be responsible for their actions. The compensation of the deputy marshals shall be fixed and paid by the governing authorities of the city or parish, or both, where the court is located. The city marshal may use funds available for expenses of his office, including proceeds from costs assessed in criminal matters pursuant to R.S. 13:1899, to pay an amount in excess of the fixed salary or to pay the amount fixed or any portion thereof to deputy marshals or to employ additional deputies. However, nothing herein shall authorize the city marshal to fix or supplement his own salary. In no event shall the salary of any deputy exceed that of his city marshal.

Acts 1960, No. 32, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1961; Acts 1983, No. 248, §1; Acts 1986, No. 168, §1; Acts 1993, No. 629, §1.

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