Jim Jacobsen of Longville announces his candidacy for the office of Beauregard Parish Sheriff in the October 2019 election.
Jacobsen is a lifelong resident of Beauregard Parish and a veteran law enforcement officer with 30 years of experience in enforcement and administration. He has served with the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s office as a Deputy and with the Louisiana State Police in a number of leadership positions. He has also worked as a Security Manager for the largest mega project in Southwest Louisiana. His broad range of law enforcement and security experience has uniquely qualified him to serve as the Beauregard Parish Sheriff during this time of unprecedented growth.
In addition to Jacobsen’s in-field experience, he has benefitted from significant enforcement and security training. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois School of Police Staff and Command, graduate of the Louisiana State Police Academy, and graduate of the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy. He is a certified accident reconstructionist and has received FEMA training for disaster recovery. He has also shared his knowledge and experience with other law enforcement personnel by serving as a Field Training Officer for the Louisiana State Police.
Some of Jacobsen’s specific areas of experience include: Detective, Supervisor of Interstate Narcotic Interdiction Team, S.W.A.T. team member, Supervisor for Motorcycle Patrols, Supervisor for Accident Reconstruction Division, Supervisor DWI Task Force, work with Homeland Security and Office of Emergency Preparedness, Command Supervisor for Hurricane recovery efforts, experience with budgeting, staffing and resource allocation.