Running for office: East Feliciana sheriff _lowres

Fred Dunn

Fred Dunn, 45, has announced his candidacy for East Feliciana Parish sheriff.

Dunn said his goals are to bridge the gap between older and younger generations. He pledged to “plan purposefully, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively and pursue persistently.”

“It’s going to take unity to move East Feliciana forward, and I have the desire, the passion and the vision to do so with your vote,” Dunn said.

Dunn, a registered Democrat, is a resident of East Feliciana Parish and graduate of Clinton High School.

The father of four children and an associate minister of Charity Christian Center, he is a 2015 summa cum laude graduate of the Don Bradford Bible College where he earned an associate degree in theological studies.

He graduated from the Peace Officer Standards and Training program in 2006 and is a 1988 graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course in the U.S. Army, where he completed the basic and advanced noncommissioned officers course in 1990. He received an honorable discharge in 1991.

In law enforcement since 1986, Dunn became Clinton police chief in 2013. Prior to becoming chief, he was commander of uniform patrol, a police sergeant and reserve officer.

He worked as a patrol deputy for the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office and as a corrections sergeant at Dixon Correctional Institute.

He is owner of Feliciana Pest Control and has been a school bus driver for East Feliciana Parish schools since August 2001.