EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Andres "Chico" Gonzalez, Jr.- Founder/ Chairman

Chico is an award-winning retired New Orleans Police officer who was shot in the line of duty and left paralyzed. Prior to his employment with the NOPD, Chico worked as a bailiff in Criminal District Court and was a rescue swimmer for the Marine Division's Search and Rescue for the Orleans Criminal Sheriff’s Office.


George King- Vice Chairman

George started his Law Enforcement career with the Gretna Police Department as A Reserve Officer from 1985-1986. In 1986, Deputy Chief King started his full time Law Enforcement career with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff''s Office 2nd District Patrol Division as a Patrol Deputy. During his time in the 2nd District Patrol Division. He received several awards for bravery and going above and beyond the call of duty. On two separate occasions he was named Deputy of the year. He eventually transfered to the Criminal Investigations Bureau as a Detective in the Burglary/Theft Unit. During his time in the Burglary/Theft Unit he was promoted to Detective/Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Bureau. He additionally served as a Squad Leader and Ranking Officer in the Burglary/Theft Unit, Polygraph Unit and assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau Command Staff.

On March 01, 2012 he was promoted to the posistion of Captain for the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff''s Office. On June 01 2012, he was promoted to Deputy Chief for the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff''s Office Deputy Chief King was over Detetcive Bureau, Computer Forencis Unit, Narcotics, Patrol Division, Swat, Range, Polygraph Unit and the Young Marines program until his retirement on June 30th 2016. During his time with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff''s Office he was instrumental in starting the 1st Computer Forensic Unit, 1st Young Marines Program, 1st Polygraph Unit and the First Certified Field Training Officer Program and assigned a fulltime Sex Crimes Detective to the Attorney Generals Cyber Crime Task.

Bruce Harrison - Secretary

Bruce retired from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in May of 2016 after 21 years with this agency. At the time of his retirement, he was a major in Command of the Persons Division of the JPSO. Prior to his employment with JPSO, he served 12 years with the New Orleans Police Department in the Second District, the Tactical Unit, Narcotics and Homicide. Since his retirement, Bruce has taken a position in the New Orleans Office of the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, which is part of the Louisiana Attorney General Office.

Andres Gonzalez Sr.- Tressurer

Andres is our Chaplain. He worked for thirty years in the shipping industry handling claims, safety and security matters. Andres served as a police officer with LSU-HSC and the Louisiana State Museum, and as a crisis technician with the New Orleans Police Mobile Crisis Service. He also served as a volunteer with the NOPD Crime Prevention Unit.

BOARD MEMBERS

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Eric Baehr

Eric joined the New Orleans Police Department in October 1991 and has worked as a Patrol Officer, Task Force and Narcotics Detective, Gaming Detective and, for the past ten years, as a Domestic Violence Detective assigned to the Special Victims Unit.



Ray Clement

Ray has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association since 1975, working in insurance claims and litigation. He is married and has three children.

Amanda Klein Gonzalez

Amanda has been a nationally registered paramedic since 2010. Amanda started as a VIGOR with New Orleans EMS volunteering as an EMT basic in 2008. She now works for both West Jefferson Medical Center and East Jefferson General Hospital, as well as being a medic for multiple movie productions. She is a preceptor, FTO, and American Heart instructor for CPR, PALS, and ACLS. Amanda has always been a very active member of various charity organizations which is how she met her husband, Chico. 

William Ceravolo Jr.

Billy retired from the New Orleans Police Department after 25 years of service. Joined the reserve unit and is currently serving as a Captain with the reserve division. He is presently working as the Director of Loss Prevention with a downtown hotel in New Orleans. 

Jason Loerwald

Lynsey Watson

Dennis Penton

Dennis has been a member of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office since January 2014. He is currently assigned as a Sergeant in the Reserve Patrol Division, and also serves as the Training Officer for the PPSO Young Marines. Since February 2007, Dennis has been serving as a Reservist in the United States Navy as a Master-At-Arms (the Navy's version of Military Police). His current rank is Petty Officer 1st Class, and is presently tasked with the duties of Lead Petty Officer (LPO), Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor (SAMI), and Range Safety Officer (RSO). Last but not least, Dennis has been a long-standing member of the Belle Chasse Volunteer Fire Dept. since February 1999, where he became State-certified for firefighting through Louisiana State University.