Treone Larvadain becomes first Black female Captain in Louisiana State Police historyby Mohammed Awal
Treone Larvadain has made history as the first Black female Captain in Louisiana State Police history.
Larvadain’s history-making appointment was announced late January. Governor John Bel Edward promoted Larvadain to lead LSP’s Protective Services unit.
She took over from Captain Clay Chutz. Chutz retired after serving the LSP for 30 years under six different governors.
The Protective Services unit is tasked with the responsibility of keeping the governor and his family safe. It also provides security to the Lieutenant governor and other dignitaries at the governor’s instructions.
The unit further assists in protecting the President of the United States when requested by the Secret Service and further provides protection and logistics for visiting Governors and leaders from other states and countries, reported KLFY.
Larvadain was hired in March of 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. She was then promoted to lieutenant in Internal Affairs in 2018.
“I am extremely proud of both Captain Larvadain and Captain Chutz and congratulate them on their accomplishments. They have both provided excellent service to the people of our state and exemplify the best of the Louisiana State Police,” governor Edward said in a statement.
“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,” he added.
In 2018, Larvardain and her daughter made history as the first mother and daughter duo. Lavardain’s daughter in 2018 also made history of her own, graduating as LSP trooper.
That was the first in LSP’s 82-year-old history a daughter followed in her mother’s footsteps.
During the 2018 graduation, Tiah Larvadain also happened to be the only out of 48 cadets graduating from the academy.
“It’s very much an honor to be in the same uniform as her. Seeing the impact that they had on people… How they would help people, how they would respond to people, how people would respond to her… I just knew I wanted to have that effect on people the same way,” Tiah told WBRZ.com.
“I am proud. I’m very humbled. I’m very thankful that I had my only child choose to follow in my footsteps. That lets me know I have done my job as a parent,” said Larvadain.
“She’s also going to have my unit number, my old unit number.”