On November 25, 2020, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief of Corrections Jim Miller had the honor of pinning badges on two new graduates from the Louisiana Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission training academy in Slidell. The two new officers, one from the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and one from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, are now certified law enforcement officers.
Chance Johnson began his Washington Parish law enforcement career as a corrections deputy working under the supervision of Chief Miller. Patrick Fair, now a certified deputy for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, is the nephew of Chief Miller.
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal stated, “What a privilege it is to formally welcome these fine young men to the law enforcement family. They are great assets to the communities they serve and reflect the quality of young officers that are entering the profession to protect and serve the citizens of our respective parishes as they enforce the laws of the State of Louisiana and our nation. I look forward to working with Chance and Patrick in the years to come.”