Austin Nacoste, Deputy Chief


Deputy Chief Austin Nacoste
Phone: (337) 948-5825, ext. 3325


Deputy Chief Austin Nacoste heads up the Corrections' Department for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department.  He currently supervises approximately 70 employees.  Sections under his command include Bonds and Warrants, AFIS, Parish Jail, VA Transport, Road crews/litter abatement unit, and District Court Bailiffs
Austin Nacoste is a native and lifetime resident of St. Landry Parish.  He attended the public schools of St. Landry Parish.  He received a B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana ( now University of Louisiana @ Lafayette in May 1975.  He was employed by the Louisiana Department of Social Services from June 1975 to November 1978.  He was then employed by the Louisiana State Police from November 1978 until his retirement in September 2004.  During his 26+ years with the State Police, he worked in uniform patrol, the gaming unit, and the narcotics unit.  Since his retirement from the Louisiana State Police, he was employed by SMILE Community Action Agency as an equal opportunity officer and also as a bailiff in the Federal Court System