Henry Whitehorn will formally launch his campaign for Caddo Parish Sheriff during a news conference at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at Orlandeaux’s Cafe on Cross Lake. Whitehorn’s unparalleled law enforcement experience is a testament to his dedication to serving the people of Louisiana. Announcing his candidacy for sheriff shows his unwavering focus on public safety in Caddo Parish.
“Throughout my career, I have demonstrated ethical decision-making, with a commitment to integrity and professional excellence that has been an asset to leading people,” said Henry Whitehorn. “I have established and sustained relationships at all levels of the government, community, and corporate spheres that will position the Sheriff’s Department for continued growth and opportunities.”
Whitehorn retired as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Louisiana after nearly a decade of service on January 31, 2020. The United States Senate unanimously confirmed his nomination. He previously served as Chief of Police for the City of Shreveport, and under his leadership, violent crimes and property crimes were reduced to its lowest level in more than 30 years.
Before being appointed Chief of Police, he served as the Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Services and the Louisiana State Police Superintendent. His operational leadership was displayed in executive roles, including leading the state and local public safety response during hurricanes Katrina and Rita and a cross-functional task force of 21 partner agencies.
Whitehorn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University-Shreveport and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University. He has completed numerous law enforcement schools, including the FBI National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute. In addition, he has completed coursework at Harvard Kennedy School. The U.S. Air Force Veteran was also a patrolman with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.