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 over 40 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, School Security Supervisor and Director of Homeland Security.
Spillman is a graduate of the National Sheriff’s Institute and is a certified NSI Jail Administrator. He also graduated from the LSU Law Enforcement Institute and the LSU Ag Leadership Program. Aside from his extensive and valuable professional service, Sheriff Spillman has served on numerous local, state and national boards and commissions dealing with both law enforcement and community enrichment. Sheriff Spillman is also a nationally recognized trainer in law enforcement tactics.
Sheriff Spillman remains a huge supporter of youth development through 4-H programs. He is a Past President of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation and was inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame in 2021.
Brian and his wife, Amy Chisum Spillman, have four children. They reside on their family farm in Spillman, Louisiana where they raise beef cattle. They are members of Tunica United Methodist Church.