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Charlie Caldwell, Jr.
City Marshal Charlie Caldwell, Jr.
Charlie Caldwell
Experience, Education, Leadership


As your Shreveport City Marshal since May 2008, I have been responsible for the daily routines of conducting the highest level of professionalism within the department.  And I plan to continue directing my office in a positive manner.

With respect to our City Court and the citizens we serve, my continuing promise is to fulfill my duties as the Court's Executive Officer.

I have achieved and maintained a positive presence in our schools and in community involvement and will continue to support the importance of education.

As your Marshal, I have provided continuing education and in-service training opportunities for my deputies to ensure the high standards of service you, the citizens of Shreveport, deserve.

Marshal Caldwell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wiley College. He graduated from Harvard Kennedy School, where he studied in senior executives in state and local government programs. And currently, Marshal Caldwell is enrolled at Bethel University for a Master Degree in Criminal Justice. He has been employed in law enforcement for over 25 years: five of those years with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office and then becoming a deputy with the Shreveport City Marshal Office, advancing to the elected position of City Marshal. 

On a more personal note, Marshal Caldwell is the father of four children. He is a member of the 100 Men of Shreveport and the Highland Outreach Ministries. He is an active member and President of the Louisiana City Marshals and Constables Association and Vice President of the National Constables and Marshals Association. He has participated in several seminars in Law Enforcement focusing on leadership and civil rights for law enforcement officers. His commitment to law enforcement leads him to become involved in the D.A.R.E Program with Shreveport Police, actively participating in the education against drugs in our school systems. Marshal Caldwell has been recognized as an Occupation Specialist for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. And he has enthusiastic involvement in promoting the importance of reading within the local elementary and secondary schools. 

Marshal Caldwell is a board member of North LA Crime Lab and Crime Stoppers. The Marshal has received the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award recognizing his services to Shreveport and Bossier; he accepted the 2010 Difference Maker Award; the 2009 Dreamer Award as the first African American Shreveport City Marshal and the 2009 Harry Blake Civil Rights Award. Marshal Caldwell has been recognized for his contributions for African-American empowerment during Black History Month. He has received acknowledgment by the Shreveport Christian Academy for his commitment and service and is active in mentoring and motivational speaking in our city.

City of Shreveport, Louisiana