Aug 1, 2014 2:26 PM by KATC STAFF
Joseph Bowman "J.B" Cormier, a life-long Lafayette resident and 35 year law enforcement professional has announced his candidacy for the City Marshal's Office, in November's election.
Cormier has worked with the Lafayette Police Department , Lafayette Sheriff's Office and the Louisiana Department of Justice. Cormier has also served as the D.A.R.E. and Community Relations Officer and as Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division.
Beginning his career as a patrol officer until retirement, Cormier attained the position as second highest ranking officer to the chief, according to Cormier.
Cormier holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal justice from Concordia University, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy , Quantico, and has specialized education from Louisiana State University Law Enforcement and Traffic Institutes. Further continuing his education through various notable institutes such as Department of the Army, Department of Justice and the National Law Enforcement Institute.