Chief Deputy Marc Mashaw began his law enforcement career as a reserve deputy with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1987. He was sworn in as a full-time deputy in October of 1989.

Mashaw has served as a patrol deputy, training officer and shift supervisor for the Patrol Division. Mashaw later transferred to the Metro Narcotics Unit where he served for over four years. After that he served in the Civil Division for two years before coming back to Patrol as a Shift Commander.

In 2008 Mashaw was promoted to Captain of Communications and Computer Services Divisions.

Chief Mashaw is a graduate of the 231st F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, VA.

Mashaw was promoted to Major and placed in charge of the Patrol Division.

In February of 2010, Mashaw was promoted to the rank of Colonel.

Mashaw was promoted by Sheriff Russell on July 1, 2012, to his present position as Chief Deputy of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Sheriff Russell Endorses Chief Mashaw

“I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish for the people of Ouachita Parish during my time as Sheriff. We could not have done so much for this community without their support and the efforts of the men and women of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department,” Sheriff Russell said.

Just a few examples of the upgrades and investments made during Sheriff Russell’s time as Sheriff include the following: Electronic Field Reporting System, new Jail Reporting System, new communications system, new SWAT Bearcat Vehicle and a new river patrol boat and emergency Gatortail Boat.

The creation of the Women’s Transitional Work Program and locating both the Women’s and Men’s Transitional Work Programs at the Ouachita Correctional Center during Russell’s time as Sheriff has provided income and stabilized the Jail Fund.

The construction of the North Delta Regional Training Academy reflects Sheriff Russell’s commitment to providing the training and equipment to give deputies the tools they need to be safe and provide the best law enforcement possible.

These upgrades and investments, as well as others, were accomplished with excellent audit reports reflecting the focus on financial accountability

Mashaw has been a leader

“Marc Mashaw has been in the leadership position as the Chief Deputy during the implementation of our improvements and accomplishments. Chief Mashaw has an outstanding law enforcement career of over 34-years and has been our Chief Deputy for 11 years. Marc has the record of experience needed to be the Sheriff of Ouachita Parish, so I will be supporting him for Sheriff of Ouachita Parish,” Russell stated.

Northeast Louisiana Sheriffs Endorsements

Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb, Caldwell Parish Sheriff Clay Bennett, Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown, Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance, Claiborne Parish Sheriff Sam Dowies, Lincoln Parish Sheriff Stephen Williams, Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates, Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs, Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley, West Carroll Parish Scott Mathews, East Carroll Parish Wydette Williams, Madison Parish Sheriff Sammie Byrd, Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan ,Tensas Parish Sheriff Ricky Jones, Caldwell Parish Sheriff, Steve May (ret), Ouachita Parish Sheriff Richard Fewell (ret), Ouachita Parish Sheriff Laymon Godwin (ret) and Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell are endorsing Chief Marc Mashaw for Ouachita Parish Sheriff.

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