Chief Jacob "Mac"
Dickinson serves as the Police Chief of the City of Harahan
since his swearing in to office on January 1, 2011. Dickinson
graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.S.
degree in Criminal Justice. He began his law enforcement career
as a Lafayette Police Officer in 1994 and shortly thereafter
was hired by the Louisiana State Police. During his 17-year
tenure with LSP, Dickinson served as a Road Trooper, Detective,
SWAT Officer and a supervisor with Governor Jindal's Protection
Detail. He retired as a master trooper having earned numerous
awards including Life Saving, Meritorious Service, and was selected
as one of the top investigators in the nation by Parade Magazine
and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Dickinson
is a certified POST/FBI instructor, a firearm and driving instructor
for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), and
as an instructor for the Department of State and BFFOC.
After the 9/11 attacks,
Dickinson graduated from FLETC with distinction, and served
as a Federal Air Marshal.
Dickinson was appointed
by Governor Jindal to serve as the Chair of the Law Enforcement
Executive Management Institute, LCLE and POST.
Mac is married to
Judge Rebecca Olivier and they have two children: Jake and Delaney.