Administration

Steven McCain, Sheriff & Ex-Officio Tax Collector

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A lifelong resident of Grant Parish, Sheriff Steven McCain graduated from Grant High School in 1995.  In 1997 he began his career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office.  In 1998 he earned a degree in criminal justice was transferred to the patrol division at the Sheriff’s Office.  He attended the Alexandria Regional Police Academy and graduated first in his class.  In 2000, he went to work for the Louisiana State Police and was assigned to work in Troop E.  He was a hostage negotiator for the State Police, a training officer for new Troopers, and was a member of a specialized tactical team.  In 2005 he was hired as the Investigator for the Grant Parish District Attorney's Office. 

On July 1, 2012 Steven McCain took the oath of office as the new Sheriff of Grant Parish.  At the age of 34, McCain was the youngest Sheriff in Louisiana.  McCain then assembled a team of dedicated deputy sheriffs and began to work toward accomplishment and accountability in the Grant Parish  Sheriff’s Office.

Stacey Roberts, Chief Criminal Deputy

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Chief Roberts received his bachelor’s degree from Northeast Louisiana University in Criminal Justice.  He began his law enforcement service with the Colfax Police Department as a patrol officer in 1996.  The following year, he went to work for the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy.  In 2000, he became an Investigator with the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC).  During his tenure with ATC, he was promoted to Captain in the Alexandria Region and then promoted in 2007 to Headquarters in Baton Rouge where he served as Major over the Enforcement Division.  In 2011, he went to work for the Department of Public Safety where he was assigned to the State Capitol Police detail in Baton Rouge. 

On July 1, 2012, he came back home to the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office to serve as the Chief Criminal Deputy under Sheriff Steven McCain. 

He and his wife, Kim, reside in the Pollock community and are the parents of 3 children.

Howell Addison, Chief of Operations

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Chief Addison began his law enforcement career in May 1992 at the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy.  In 1999, he became a patrol officer with the Pineville Police Department.  During his tenure with the Pineville Police Department, he was promoted to Sergeant where he served as a patrol supervisor.  In 2008, he returned to the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office as Chief of Operations and is responsible for the day to day activities including purchasing, fleet management, and logistics.

 

He and his wife Rhonda reside in the Prospect Community and have three children.

Ryan James, Chief of Detectives

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Chief Detective James is a lifelong resident of Grant Parish and graduated from Montgomery High School in 1992.   He attended Northwestern State University before beginning work at the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office in April of 1994.

 

During his 28 year career in law enforcement he has worked in corrections, communication, patrol, a K-9 handler and a detective.  He has also served on the S.W.A.T. team, working his way to becoming a sniper and assistant team leader.

 

In April of 2022, he was promoted to lead the detective’s division.

He and his wife, Relieda, live in Montgomery and are the parents of 5 children.

Mariann Coolman, Chief Civil Deputy

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Mariann graduated from Bolton High School, in 1995.

 

Her background began as that of an educator.  She taught elementary school for 9 years, at Alpine Christian School.

 

Mariann began her career at the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, as a summer employee, before moving to a full time position in the financial section of the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office.  In 2020, she was promoted to the Chief Civil Deputy, overseeing property taxes, sales taxes, payroll, accounting and finances, along with civil processes.

She is married to Russell Coolman and they are the parents to 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

James Watkins, Warden

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Warden Watkins is a lifelong resident of Grant Parish and graduated from Grant High School in 1995. Immediately after graduating high school began working at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola for 3 years. In 1998, an opportunity to work in Grant Parish for a private ambulance service came about. In 2004, he was hired full-time for the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, to serve in the capacity of a Patrol Deputy, a lifelong dream passion.

 

In June of 2009, he was promoted to Detective and served in that capacity until 2017 when he was promoted to Captain and took an administrative position at the Grant Parish Detention Facility.  In January of 2020, he was promoted to Warden of the Grant Parish Detention Facility.

 

In 2018 Warden Watkins attended the National Command and Staff College, an extremely rigorous leadership study where he successfully graduated.  Warden Watkins also serves as a Firearms Instructor currently oversees the marine division.

He and his wife, Marsha, are the parents of 3 children and reside in the Simms Community.

Chance Durand, Assistant Warden

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Assistant Warden Durand began his law enforcement career in 2014 as a correctional deputy at the Grant Parish Detention Facility.

He has worked as a correctional deputy, records and classification,  and in 2020 was promoted to Assistant Warden.  In this capacity, Assistant Warden Durand oversees all activities of the Grant Parish Detention Facility where he is primarily assigned to billing and supervises the Animal Control Division of the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office.

Captain Bryon Taylor

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Captain Taylor began his career as a Law Enforcement Professional in the fall of 1993.

 

He has worked as a community service officer, a dispatcher, a patrol deputy, a detective, a school resource officer and currently serve as the head of the Criminal Division of the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office in addition to  commander of the SWAT team. 

 

Captain Taylor's vision and goal is to motivate and support the deputies of the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office as we serve the residents of Grant Parish with professionalism and excellence. 

He and his wife, Rochelle, reside in the Bentley community and are the parents to 4 children.

Sergeant Cade Fletcher, Grant Parish OHSEP Deputy Director

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Sergeant Fletcher began his law enforcement career in 2004 as a patrol officer for the Town of Colfax.  Shortly after, became a communications operator for the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office and has worked in patrol, information technology, and now serves as the Deputy Director of the Grant Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.  In 2019, he successfully graduated the FEMA National Emergency Management Basic Academy held in Baton Rouge.  This course provided him extensive knowledge in managing disasters or incidents and better prepared him to assist Grant Parish respond to, recover from, and mitigate future disasters.  Sergeant Fletcher also oversees the various State and Federal grants awarded to the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office.

He and his wife Sabrina reside in Montgomery.