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Gov. Edwards appoints first African-American female captain in Louisiana State Police history

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Posted at 7:11 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 17:01:19-05

Governor John Bel Edwards on Tuesday announced changes to Protective Services for the Louisiana State Police.

Captain Treone Larvadain has been promoted to lead Protective Services, becoming the first African-American female captain in Louisiana State Police history. She succeeds Captain Clay Chutz, who has retired after 30 years of service with LSP, serving under six governors.

"I am extremely proud of both Captain Larvadain and Captain Chutz and congratulate them on their accomplishments," said Gov. Edwards. "They have both provided excellent service to the people of our state and exemplify the best of the Louisiana State Police. 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."

According to the Louisiana State Police website, Protective Services is responsible for the safety of the governor and his immediate family. The unit also provides security for the Lt. Governor and other dignitaries. They assist in protecting the President of the United States when requested by Secret Service and also help with protection of visiting governors and other state or world leaders.

In 2018, Capt. Larvadain and her daughter became the first mother-daughter duo in Louisiana State Police history.