Vidrine named new LSP Troop I Commander
Louisiana State Police Troop I has a new commander to lead the force who hails from Evangeline Parish.
Captain Wayne Vidrine on November 20 was named commander by Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Kevin Reeves to replace the retiring James Cormier.
“I am honored to accept this position as Commander of Troop I, and plan to continue working with our community partners to reduce crime and fatal crashes,” Vidrine said. “The safety of our communities and citizens is our highest priority.”
According to KADN-TV in Lafayette, “Vidrine was born and raised in Evangeline Parish where he currently resides. He is married and has three children, one son and two daughters. He began his law enforcement career with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1991. He graduated from the Louisiana State Police Training Academy in 1994 and was assigned to patrol. He was then transferred to the Bureau of Investigations in 2005. He has worked in several sections which include Narcotics, Gaming and various administrative positions for the past 12 years.”
The TV-Station went on to report, “Vidrine was promoted to Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain while in the Bureau. For the last year and seven months, Captain Vidrine has served as the Criminal Investigations Division Commander of Region 2.”
Louisiana State Police Troop I consists of an eight parish region including Evangeline, St. Landry, Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Vermilion, Iberia and St. Mary parishes with over 800 combined highway miles.
More info on Troop I can be found by visiting http://lsp.org/troopI.html.