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The Houma Police Department is proud to serve our fellow citizens with courtesy, consideration, and dignity.

Honor. Pride. Dedication.

These are the three virtues upon which the department rests and which enable it to carry out its primary objectives in an efficient, effective, and professional manner. It is through this motto that the department serves the citizens of Houma by performing their law enforcement duties in an exemplary, honorable, and professional manner. The department shall enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. A police officer shall perform all duties impartially, without favor, affectation, or ill will, and without regard to a person's status or diversity. All employees and citizens shall be treated equally with courtesy, consideration, and dignity.

Our Mission

The mission of the Houma Police Department is to serve, protect, and defend the community while preserving the rights and dignity of all citizens living, working or visiting our city.

Our Vision

To provide professional law enforcement services, patrol, investigations, education, and other essential services while maintaining integrity, respect, and community service for all.

We are your HPD.

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Chiefs of Police

  • Dana Tymone Coleman 2015 - Present
  • Todd Duplantis 2008 - 2015
  • Patrick Alan Boudreaux 2001 - 2008
  • Orville Callahan 1999 - 2001
  • Jack Smith 1988 - 1999
  • Lora Rhodes1981 - 1988
  • Charles K. Farmer 1979 - 1981
  • James Victor "Cap" Frank, Jr. ? - 1979
  • George Leslie Broussard 1953 -
  • Arnie Charrier 1946 - 1953
  • C.A. Callahan 1940
  • Christopher "Christophe" Pierre Matherne 1936
  • Caliste A. Callahan 1923 - 1936
  • Peter Bourgeois 1922 - 1923
  • Caliste A. Callahan 1920 - 1922
  • Peter Frank Kurtz 1917 - 1920

Marshalls and Collectors

  • F. X. Zeringer 1898 - 1917
  • J. Posey Campbell 1896 - 1898
  • J. Charles Labit 1892 - 1896
  • John R. Grinage 1890 - 1892
  • William Fanguy 1880 - 1890
  • Herbert Lester 1878 - 1880

Constables

  • Amos Simms 1873 - 1878
  • Sam Wolf 1867 - 1873
  • F. Surville Labit 1866 - 1867
  • Charles W. DuRoy 1865 - 1866
  • E. O. Gagne 1859 - 1865
  • Serabin Boudreaux
  • E. O. Gagne
  • Sam Wolf 1857
  • John D. Umberfield 1856 - 1857