Gov. John Bel Edwards announced changes to the Protective Services for the Louisiana State Police on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Capt. Treone Larvadain has been promoted to lead Protective Services unit, becoming the first African American female captain in Louisiana State Police (LSP) history. 

According to the announcement on Twitter, Larvadain succeeds Capt. Clay Chutz, who recently retired after 30 years serving for LSP services under six different governors.

“I am extremely proud of both Captain Larvadain and Captain Chutz and congratulate them on their accomplishments,” said Edwards. “My family and I are especially grateful for the professional work Captain Chutz has provided to us over the last four years and have the utmost confidence in Captain Larvadain, who has worked alongside him and has now taken over the reins.”

“The longevity of Captain Chutz’s career and the promotion of Captain Larvadain are a direct reflection of their dedication and commitment to the force and our great state,” said Edwards.

A representative with the governor’s office said Larvadain was hired in March 2006 and began her career with Troop C. She worked in Protective Services from 2008 to 2011. In 2012, she was promoted to sergeant in the Bureau of Investigations and also served as an instructor at the training academy. Then in 2018, Larvadain was promoted to lieutenant in Internal Affairs.

Also in 2018, Treone and her daughter Tiah became the first-ever mother and daughter to serve in LSP, WAFB9 reported.


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