In The Community

Improving the quality of life and preserving the peace.


Lafayette City Marshal Reggie Thomas hosts a television show on Acadiana Open Channel.  The show, titled Marshal’s Community in Action, airs on Wednesdays from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.  Marshal’s Community in Action is a program that provides a thirty-minute segment with Marshal Thomas conducting weekly interviews of guests who will further explain the goals and objectives of the Marshal’s Office in reaching out to the community.  The remaining thirty minutes, Deputy Marshal Darlene Noel will read statistics on subjects that have turned themselves in to City Court and will show pictures of the most wanted subjects for the week and pictures of the regular, bench, and fugitive warrants that the Marshal’s Office is seeking.  Marshal’s Community in Action can be viewed on Cox Cable on channel 15 and on LUS Fiber on channel 3 and is also live streamed on the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office Facebook Page.

The hosts for Marshal’s Community in Action are Marshal Reggie Thomas and Deputy Marshal Darlene Noel.  There are deputies behind the scenes that assist with the production of the show.  Deputy Amber Hatley is responsible for graphics and civilian Glenn Baudoin assists the Marshal’s Office with producing Marshal’s Community in Action.


The Lafayette City Marshal’s Office maintains a cooking team that participates in support of various community benefit events. The team donates their time to grill meats and cook jambalaya and to regularly participate in cook-offs. Their award-winning jambalaya is served at events like the Marshal’s Annual Jambalaya for Seniors during the holidays. The Cooking Team is always available for public benefits, school functions, or any non-profit event held in the community. If you would like to contact the Cooking Team for an upcoming event, call David Menard 337-291-8748.


The Lafayette City Marshal’s Office maintains a Reserve Unit.  The purpose of the Reserve Unit is to support the full-time deputies in the daily function of the office.  These duties may range in responsibility from patrol, civil process, or bailiff assignments.  The Reserve Commander is Deputy Tommy Caillier, and the Assistant Commander is Deputy Brandon Briscoe.

Reserve deputies are also utilized at sporting events for traffic and crowd control.  Reserves may serve during Mardi Gras and Christmas parades both inside and outside the city limits.  The Reserve Unit, in full strength, may be used during times of natural or man-made disasters or emergencies.  This includes hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, train or aircraft wrecks, hazardous material spills, or any other emergency wherein their services would be needed either in a fixed post or for patrol duties.


  • Lock your vehicles

  • Don’t leave valuables in plain view in your vehicle

  • Do NOT leave weapons in your vehicle

  • Always lock your weapons up in your residence when small children are present

  • Lock your interior doors that are in your garage

  • Take garage door opener our of your vehicle if your vehicle is parked outside the garage

  • If you have pepper spray, always keep it in your hand while walking to and from your vehicle

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all time

  • Look around before getting out of your vehicle in a parking lot

  • Wear your seatbelt

  • Park in well-lit areas if possible while out in the evening hours

  • Don’t put a gun manufacturer decal on your vehicle

  • Don’t promote that you will be out of town on social media

  • Don’t open your door to strangers

  • Have emergency contact information stored on your phone

  • Don’t drink and drive

  • Don’t give out personal information to anyone over the phone

Help law enforcement apprehend our most wanted. Do not attempt to confront or apprehend these individuals yourself. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive, click here to submit a tip.

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