Jeff Bergeron wins to become next West Baton Rouge sheriff

PORT ALLEN — Jeff Bergeron (no party) took away 68% of the votes to become the next West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff against Leo Fontenot (D) with 32%. Bergeon won by 2,707 votes.

Bergeron has been deputy director of investigations with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office since 1992 where he oversees criminal investigations within the Cyber Crime Unit, Trial Unit, Special Investigations Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit. He is a 2009 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and is POST-certified firearms instructor and POST training coordinator with the AG’s office.

“As your next Sheriff, I pledge to operate the office with the highest level of honesty, integrity, and professionalism. West Baton Rouge residents deserve a leader who will prioritize the needs of our growing parish and make an immediate impact on how we respond to crime and restore trust to this office.”

Less than 44% of the parish came out to vote.

The duo headed to a run-off for sheriff after edging out Zack Zimmers in the October primary to replace longtime sheriff Mike Cazes, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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