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A Message From Chief Chad Leger

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Chief Chad Leger

It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the City of Scott since 2003. My staff and I have worked very hard to bring a professional and respectable police department to the City of Scott.

The staff of the Scott Police Department feels that to truly be effective in providing the citizens of Scott a sense of security, safety, and a good quality of life, that everyone in Scott can be proud of, we must go beyond traditional law enforcement.

We train the men and women of our department to give you, the citizens, the bigger city quality trained police officers but with the small city personal touch. The Scott Police Department is committed to providing the best police protection possible to keep the City of Scott a safe place to live and work.

The safety of our kids, while at home and at school, are of great importance to us, and this is why we are very pro-active in our neighborhoods as well as our schools.

The Scott Police Department has continued to raise the bar in providing professional law enforcement officers who make the safety of everyone in Scott their first priority. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Data reports from the last Eight years, the City of Scott has been ranked the safest city in Lafayette Parish and has been in the top eight safest cities to live in for the State of Louisiana. With over 300 cities in our state, the Scott Police Department is very humbled and proud to serve such great citizens and businesses.

We have a great City and Police Department; together, let us continue to move forward to make it even better.

I am always interested in having citizens input into the operations and growth of our department as well as the safety of our citizens and businesses.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at, give me a call at our office, 337-233-3715 or just stop by the police department for a visit.

About Chief Chad Leger

Chief Chad Leger took office on January 1, 2003 and has served four terms as Chief of Police for the City of Scott. In November 2018, he was re-elected to his fifth term as Chief of Police.  

Chief Leger’s career has been diversified and filled with accomplishments.  He served with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's office for 14 years, from 1988 to 2002. During that time, he worked as a Patrol Officer, in the Motorcycle Division, in Narcotics, in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID), and in the "SWAT" (SRT) Division. He also served as a School K-9 Resource Officer for Lafayette Parish Schools. Chief Leger has also been recognized for his service with the Lafayette Crime Stoppers Scholastic Award, LPSO Deputy of the Month, the Community Achievement Award from the City of Scott and the Protection and Service Award from the Scott Business Association.

Chief Leger was instrumental in designing and overseeing construction of the Scott Emergency Services building that was opened in 2011, which houses the Scott Police Department and the Scott Fire Department.  Under Chief Leger’s leadership, the Scott Police Department has been re-engineered into a data driven and intelligence led policing organization.

Chief Leger, a graduate of Acadiana High School and the 61st Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy, served as vice president of the Evangeline Law Enforcement Council from 2008 to 2012 and as treasurer from 2012 to 2017.  He has been an executive board member of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police since 2006 and presided as president for that organization in 2007.  He served as treasurer of the Southwest Chief’s Association from 2006 to 2009 and has served as the president from 2010 to 2013.  Chief Leger has served as a board member of the Lafayette Parish Communication Commission from 2007 - 2016 and a board member of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement from 2008 to 2014.  While serving as a board member of LCLE, Chief Leger served on the Priorities Committee as well as a board member of the Police Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) from 2008 to 2014. Chief Leger chaired the POST Council sub-committee on annual in-service training for statewide law enforcement officers from 2010 to 2014. Chief Leger was also appointed to serve on the Law Enforcement Executive Management Institute training board for 2009-2014. Chief Leger served as an instructor for the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy from 2009 to 2016 and is a past member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

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