City Marshal James Jefferson
James Jefferson became the Interim City Marshal for Shreveport after the untimely death of City Marshal Charlie Caldwell, Jr. Marshal Jefferson is responsible for the daily routines of conducting the highest level of professionalism within the department. He plans to continue directing the Marshal’s Office in a positive manner. He also plans to continue Marshal Caldwell Jr.’s outstanding service and community involvement.
Marshal James Jefferson has been with the Shreveport City Marshal’s Office since 2005. He worked his way up from a Deputy Marshal to becoming the Chief Deputy in 2019. Before coming to the Marshal’s Office, he worked at Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office where he was a Deputy Sheriff in the Corrections Division. He possesses over 23 years of law enforcement experience in different capacities.
Marshal James Jefferson received an A.S. in Business Administration from Southern University Shreveport, Louisiana. In 1999, he received his Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate from the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy. Since 1999 James Jefferson, acquired numerous law enforcement training certifications, however one of his proudest moments was completing the FBI-LEEDA Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives Courses in 2017. After completing the Supervisor Leadership Institute for Law Enforcement Executives course, Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives course, and the Executive Leadership Institute course he obtained the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award. Marshal Jefferson received his Executive Certificate in Public Leadership through Harvard Kennedy School in October 2020.
Marshal James Jefferson is heavily involved in community activities. He serves as the Chairman of the Deacon Board and the Treasurer of the WaterLoo No.1 Baptist Church in Elm Grove, Louisiana. He is also a family man. He has been married to Cassandra for over 23 years. They have two children together, Jamesha and James Jefferson, Jr.