Sheriff Brian L. Spillman was elected in October of 2019, and took office July 1, 2020. He has dedicated himself to making positive changes in the West Feliciana Parish community and within the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Spillman brings 39 years of law enforcement experience to the office. He started his law enforcement career in West Feliciana Parish as a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Agent in 1981. He was then promoted to an administrative position within the Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division in 1993. He served there for 25 years, working his way up to the position of assistant chief of law enforcement, where he was responsible for managing a $25 million budget and a staff of 225 wildlife agents. In 2007, he returned home to work for the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Serving the community through various positions, Sheriff Spillman worked as a Patrol Supervisor, Crisis Response Team Commander, Helicopter Pilot, and School Security Supervisor. He was named Homeland Security director in 2014.
Spillman is a graduate of the LSU Law Enforcement Institute and the LSU Ag Leadership Program. Aside from his extensive and valuable law enforcement experience, Sheriff Spillman has served in various leadership roles through the years. He was the Executive Director of the West Feliciana Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council and serves as the Chair of the Joint Task Force 7 - Counterterrorism Operations Committee. Sheriff Spillman is also a nationally recognized trainer in law enforcement tactics.
Sheriff Spillman is a Past President of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation and the West Feliciana Cattleman’s Association, Past President of the Feliciana Livestock Club, and he is a Past Vice-President of the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association. He was recently inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame.
Brian and his wife, Amy Chisum Spillman, have four children. They are members of Tunica United Methodist Church where he serves as chairman of the Church Council.