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Sheriff Scott Anslum


After graduating from Franklin Senior High School, Sheriff Scott Anslum joined the law enforcement profession as a reserve officer with the Baldwin Police Department in 1992. Anslum later accepted a full time patrol position in 1997. Anslum joined the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1998 where he worked as a patrol deputy. In 2000, Anslum was promoted into the Narcotics Division. While assigned to this division, Anslum served as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) liaison, Director of the St. Mary Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he was assigned to command the Narcotics Division. In 2011, Anslum was promoted to the rank of Captain. In 2012, Anslum reached the rank of Major and has supervised numerous divisions within the criminal division. Anslum also served as the initial Accreditation Manager for the Sheriff’s Office from 2012 until 2015 and was instrumental in assisting the Sheriff’s Office in reaching its goal of obtaining accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). In 2014, Anslum was assigned to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville, Louisiana as Warden where he was tasked to manage all facility operations. In 2015 Anslum transferred back into the Criminal Division. During his career, Anslum has also served on the departments Special Response Team (S.R.T.) as an operator, assistant team leader, and sniper. Anslum has been certified and has instructed in a variety of subjects at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Regional Training Academy.

In June 2016, Anslum was promoted to Chief Deputy.

On January 8, 2018, Anslum was appointed to the Office of St. Mary Parish Sheriff by retiring sheriff Mark Hebert.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum coordinates all activities of the agency and its appointees; he disseminates and enforces rules and regulations of the State of Louisiana and St. Mary Parish, is responsible for budget and overall financial management of the Sheriff’s Office, and completes and submits all reports as required by law.


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Chief Deputy

Gary Driskell



After graduating from Morgan City High School, Chief Deputy Gary Driskell joined the United States Army serving actively until 1990. He then joined the reserve and was called up for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. During his military career he worked as an MP and reached the rank of Sergeant. Driskell joined the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1990 at the parish jail. Since then, he has worked his way up through the ranks being promoted to supervisor in each division he was assigned; the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, Uniformed Patrol Section, Narcotics Section, and Criminal Investigation Section. On January 8, 2018, Driskell was promoted to Chief Deputy and will assist Sheriff  Anslum by promoting overall agency efficiency. Chief Deputy Driskell is responsible for supervising personnel and managing the overall daily operations of the agency.





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Robyn Landry 


After graduating Berwick High School, Major Robyn Landry pursued a degree in criminal justice at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 1991, she began her career in law enforcement corrections with the Lafayette Community Correctional Center. Landry served as the first female head of security for the LCCC and in 1997 moved to the Basil Detention Center where she served as Assistant Warden.

In 1998 Landry graduated from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Police Academy and accepted the position of Assistant Warden in her home parish of St. Mary working for Sheriff David Naquin under the supervision of then Warden Mark Hebert. Over the next six years, Landry worked with Hebert to establish set policies and procedures for jail staff and offenders. Her work received recognition and certification from the Louisiana State Department of Corrections. In 2005 she helped establish the first Transitional Work Program in St. Mary Parish. The work release program was certified under her management. In 2006, Landry achieved the rank of Major and was assigned to head the Corrections Division.

Major Robyn Landry currently oversees the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, departmental compliance, and accreditation.  



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John Kahl, Jr.



After graduating Hanson Memorial High School, Major John Kahl pursued a degree in criminal justice at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 1995, he began his career in law enforcement with the Lafayette Sheriff’s Department, working at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. In 1997, Kahl was hired as a Patrol Officer with the Broussard Police Department where he worked until being hired with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office as a Narcotics Agent in 1998.

Since his time with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, Kahl has been assigned to the Louisiana State Police West District Narcotics Division, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Safe Streets Task Force.

In 2012, Kahl was promoted to the rank of Captain overseeing the Criminal Investigation Section, Narcotics Section, Special Response Team (SRT), Dive Team, and the Federal Liaison Division. In July of 2016, he was promoted to Major and oversees the Criminal Investigation Section.



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Gail McDaniel 



Major Gail McDaniel began her career with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1987 as a dispatcher and jailer. McDaniel completed the Basic Training Academy in 1988 receiving the John Kahl, Sr. Award of Excellence for academic performance. Two years later she was promoted to the Fines and Bonds Division taking on the responsibility of handling property cash and commercial bonds, collecting and distributing traffic and court fines, assigning community service, and record keeping. In 2011, McDaniel was promoted to the rank of Captain and began serving as commander of the Warrants Section where she assigned warrants for execution and coordinated services for crime victims. In January 2017, McDaniel was promoted to the rank of Major overseeing the Warrants Section and courtroom security as well as serving as the Crime Victims Services Coordinator. 




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