About Chief of Police Carlos J. Stout

Carlos Stout began his career with the City of Carencro Police Department on January 1, 2003 after being elected at large to the position by the residents of the City of Carencro. Carlos ran for the office of Chief of Police and defeated the incumbent. The City of Carencro consists of approximately 7,200 residents and approximately 60% of its residents are active voters.

Prior to taking the Chief’s position, Chief Stout was employed with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office from 1990 to 2001. At the time of his departure Chief Stout was assigned to the uniform patrol division and was a Patrol Supervisor within the division.


During his career at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Chief Stout was assigned to the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force for a total of seven years. During this seven-year assignment he worked as a high crime street unit member concentrating on violent crimes and narcotics violations. Chief Stout was reassigned within the section and worked extensive undercover operations in which he purchased narcotics from perspective distributors and obtained intelligence on violators and organized crime members. Within this section he was promoted to the investigation division, concentrating on case development and follow up investigations, as well as developing and writing policy and procedure for bus station interdiction detail.

Chief Stout was also a member of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Reaction Team ( S.R.T.), the rescue squad, and honor guard. Chief Stout attended numerous narcotics related schools as well as SWAT operations schools. Chief Stout was commissioned with the F.B.I. and the U.S. Marshall’s Service during his tenure.

Chief Stout has been awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart Law Enforcement Citation, 100 Club Officer of the year award, Crime Stoppers Officer of the year award, National Association of Insurance Women Officer of the year award, and received numerous Deputy of the month awards.

Chief Stout is a graduate of Carencro High School as well as the A.L.E.T.A.-Acadian Law Enforcement Training Academy at the University of Southwest Louisiana in Lafayette, LA. Chief Stout has extensive training in the field of law enforcement along with extensive management level training and education. Chief Stout was elected to serve as Vice President of the Southwest Chief’s of Police Association in 2003 and was also elected to serve as the President of the Southwest Chief’s of Police Association for 2005-2006 and was re-elected to serve as the 2006-2007 President as well.  Chief Stout is also a 2007 graduate of the Louisiana Attorney General's Command College (LSU), where he was elected to serve as Class President.

Chief Stout is the immediate past President of the Southwest Chief's Association, and was elected Vice- President of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police in July of 2009. In July 2010 Chief Stout was elected as President of the Louisiana Association of Chief's of Police (LACP) representing over 300 Chief's of Police in the State of Louisiana. Chief Stout was also appointed to serve on the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement Board by Governor Bobby Jindal.


Carlos J. Stout
Chief of Police

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