Sheriff’s Office promotes two deputies
Rodney Madere Jr., a 22 veteran of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, has been promoted to Major. He is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau as the Chief of Investigations.
Madere has previously worked in the Patrol Division, Narcotics Division, Detective Bureau, Special Operations Division, and the Commander of the Special Response Team.
Madere helped build the current active shooter response plan (IMPASE) for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and St. Charles Parish Public Schools. He planned and put on numerous active shooter scenarios that included real-time response by police, fire, EMS, school personnel and parish workers.
Joe Ganote, a 14-year veteran of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, was promoted to Captain. His present position is Captain, Assistant Chief of Investigations and Commander of the Special Response Team (SRT). Ganote previously held the position of Lieutenant Commander of the Special Operations Division/ Homeland Security and Crime Scene.
Ganote has completed over 3,000 hours of advanced law enforcement training, including undercover operations, SWAT operations/ high risk event planning and counter terrorism.
He is certified in interview and interrogations, homicide and robbery investigations, bomb identification, hazardous materials response, computer voice stress recognition, courtroom testimony, active shooter training, operational skills and land navigation.
Ganote also serves as a Louisiana P.O.S.T. Academy Instructor and Firearms Instructor.
Both of these employees have graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico Va.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Family and friends gathered on Sunday to celebrate the first birthday of Jade...
Over the past six years, a local couple has been transplanting saplings into the...
The release of toxic, potentially hazardous gases into the atmosphere through local...
Now that carnival season has to come to an end, Fat Tuesday has passed and Ash...
The National School Board Association has announced St. Charles Parish Public...
A 31-year-old Hahnville graduate has gone missing in Hammond and police are asking...
St. Charles Parish's first choice for local news and event information. Our newspaper, website, and digital edition is your window to all things newsworthy in your hometown.
2014 Mardi Gras Royalty - 671 views
Revelers are preparing once again to line the streets of Luling and Des Allemands with family and friends to celebrate the Mardi Gras season and catch a glimpse and maybe a special throw from those honored as this year’s royalty.