Assistant chief of police
Assistant Chief Orlando Calhoun returned to Scott Police Department in January of 2003. Beginning his career with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department August 24, 1992, Assistant Chief Calhoun has nearly 26 years of law enforcement experience.
Assistant Chief Calhoun spent 4 years enlistment in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer. As a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Assistant Chief Calhoun was assigned to the 588th Engineer BN attached to the First Infantry Division out of Fort Riley Kansas.
Assistant Chief Calhoun has worked for various law enforcement agencies and has held rank as a Patrol Officer up to Patrol Lieutenant. Assistant Chief Calhoun has attended several law enforcement leadership schools and has accumulated numerous certifications in continuing education. He is also an instructor in various fields such as Radar/Lidar, Defensive Tactics, First Aid/CPR/AED, and Taser. In addition, he is a certified Field Training Officer and was the Field Training Program Manager for the Scott Police Department for several years prior to his promotion to Assistant Chief. Assistant Chief Calhoun is a certified P.O.S.T. Instructor, has taught at the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy for 3 years, and is currently supervising all In-service Training for Scott Police Department.
Assistant Chief Calhoun worked his way up the ranks with Scott Police Department from Patrol Sergeant to the position he held for 9 years, Uniformed Patrol Commander. There, he was responsible for and oversaw all operations of the Patrol Division for the department and in April of 2016, he was promoted to Assistant Chief.
Assistant Chief Calhoun is married to the former Patricia Barber of Lafayette, Louisiana and have 3 children; Khrystyne, Orlando Jr. and Joshua. In August 2016, he became the proud grandfather of his first granddaughter, Savannah.