Governor Jindal names Lt. Col. John LeBlanc executive director of the La. Highway Safety Commission

BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Louisiana State Police Lt. Colonel John LeBlanc as the executive director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

Colonel Mike Edmonson, deputy secretary of public safety, said, “I am looking forward to working with Lt. Colonel LeBlanc as he continues to serve the citizens of Louisiana in his new role as executive director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Lt. Colonel LeBlanc along with Motor Vehicle Commissioner Kay Hodges, Fire Marshal Butch Browning and my position as State Police Superintendent are essential to the Crime and Safety Package of Governor Jindal.”

Lt. Colonel LeBlanc has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, including more than 26 years with the Louisiana State Police. He has completed numerous law enforcement schools, including the FBI National Academy (207th Session). Additionally, he has completed coursework at the University of Virginia and the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

Lt. Colonel LeBlanc has also served as a patrolman, a uniform trooper, a detective, and a protective services commander. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Governor’s DWI Task Force, and the FBI National Academy Associates. LeBlanc has also served as a past chairman of the Region II Law Enforcement Committee of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. He currently serves as a charter member of the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals, and is a past member of the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission. During both hurricanes Katrina and Rita he served as the State Police Forward Operational Commander.

Lt. Colonel LeBlanc has served as the deputy superintendent of patrol at the Louisiana State Police since 2000, where he directs and coordinates the nine state police troops, comprised of nearly 600 uniformed officers and more than 100 non-commissioned personnel.

LeBlanc has received many awards and honors for his years of service in the law enforcement community. He has also received numerous commendations for outstanding performance of duty.

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