Sheriff announces staff promotions

Published 5:36 am Saturday, March 4, 2017

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal recently announced two promotions among his office’s staff.

Seal said that Anthony J. Romano Jr. was promoted to lieutenant for Criminal Patrol Shift C, and David Cupp was promoted to sergeant in Criminal Patrol Shift B.


Romano named lieutenant

Romano is a native of St. Bernard Parish and a graduate of the Louisiana State University POST Academy. He began his career as a patrol deputy with St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, quickly moving through the ranks to patrol lieutenant.

Romano was hired by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2005 as a patrol deputy. After two years, Romano was promoted to criminal investigator and served as the Sheriff’s Office crime scene investigator and evidence custodian for over five years. During this time he was responsible for collection, documentation and safekeeping of evidence from crime scenes.

In 2015, Romano was promoted to criminal patrol shift sergeant and served in that capacity until this promotion.

Romano holds numerous professional law enforcement certificates, including chemical weapons certification, field training officer certification, intoxilyzer 5000/9000 certification, body language, interview and interrogation, forensic science, crime scene investigation, homeland security WMD standardized awareness program, hazardous materials awareness, Monadnock defensive tactics system course, active shooter in a school course, vehicle pursuit and law enforcement supervisory management course.

“Tony brings a wealth of experience, good communication skills and a real passion for serving the community,” Seal said. “It is an honor to promote such a deserving individual and a true law enforcement officer.”


Cupp promoted to sergeant

Cupp is a native of Franklinton and a graduate of Franklinton High School. Cupp began his career at the Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer. He is a graduate of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office POST Academy. He quickly moved up the ranks and was eventually promoted to corrections shift sergeant.

In 2013, Cupp was transferred to the Criminal Patrol Division. He quickly earned the respect of his peers as a team player and a hardworking officer.

Cupp holds numerous law enforcement certifications, including emergency vehicle operator’s course, standardized field sobriety testing, active shooter emergency response training, Doppler radar, ethics training for public servants, chemical weapon certification, and firearms certification.

“Sgt. Cupp is an outstanding officer and it was a privilege to promote him to sergeant in the Criminal Patrol Division,” Seal said.