Candies named captain at SCPSO

Published 11:45 pm Friday, June 20, 2014

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LULING — Sheriff Greg Champagne recently announced the promotion of Mark Candies to captain.

Candies is a 28-year veteran of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office currently assigned to the St. Charles Parish Regional P.O.S.T. Academy as the director of training.

His previous assignments include corrections officer, patrol officer, patrol supervisor and watch commander. He is a former member of the special response team and commander of the department Honor Guard.

Candies is a member of the La. P.O.S.T. Council’s Active Shooter Training committee, Basic Academy Curriculum Committee and has been certified as an expert in police training tactics.

Candies assisted with the creation and development of the Active Shooter Response Planning Course and has trained local, state and federal enforcement officers, in addition to nuclear security and U.S. Military personnel.

Candies resides in Destrehan with his wife Lori. He has two adult children, Grant James and Lauren Elizabeth, and two adult stepdaughters, Lauren Ashley and Lacie Eliece.