The first African American to hold the office of Shreveport City Marhsal.
Marshal Caldwell, Jr. holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wiley College. He graduated from Harvard Kennedy School, where he studied senior executives in state and local government programs. He has been employed in law enforcement for over 25 years: five of those years with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office and then becoming a deputy with the Shreveport City Marshal Office, advancing to the elected position of City Marshal.
On a more personal note, Marshal Caldwell, Jr. is the father of four children. He is a member of the 100 Men of Shreveport and the Highland Outreach Ministries. He is an active member of the Louisiana City Marshals and Constables Association and the National Constables and Marshals Association. Marshal Caldwell, Jr. has held the positions of President and Vice-President of the Louisiana City Marshals and City Constables Association and the National Constables and Marshals Association. He has participated in several seminars in Law Enforcement focusing on leadership and civil rights for law enforcement officers. His commitment to law enforcement leads him to become involved in the D.A.R.E Program, actively participating in the education against drugs in our school systems. Marshal Caldwell has been recognized as an Occupation Specialist for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. And he has enthusiastic involvement in promoting the importance of reading within the local elementary and secondary schools.
Marshal Caldwell, Jr. is a board member of North LA Crime Lab and Crime Stoppers. The Marshal has received the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award recognizing his services to Shreveport and Bossier; he accepted the 2010 Difference Maker Award; the 2009 Dreamer Award as the first African American Shreveport City Marshal and the 2009 Harry Blake Civil Rights Award. Marshal Caldwell has been recognized for his contributions for African-American empowerment during Black History Month. He has received acknowledgment by the Shreveport Christian Academy for his commitment and service and is active in mentoring and motivational