Steven McCain, Sheriff & Ex-Officio Tax Collector

A lifelong resident of Grant Parish, 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. 

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 Sheriff’s Office.

Stacey Roberts, Chief Criminal Deputy

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. 

Brad Sudduth, Chief Detective

Brad Sudduth began his law enforcement career at the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office in 1981 as a radio operator.  Chief Investigator Sudduth began to move through the ranks and has served in positions including patrol, investigations, and corrections. In 1995, Warden Sudduth had the prestigious opportunity to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico Virginia where he successfully graduated after 26 weeks of instruction.

Currently, Chief Sudduth oversees all the operations of the Criminal Investigations Division which includes three criminal investigators and two narcotic investigators.

Mariann Coolman, Chief Civil Deputy

James Watkins, Warden

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