Lt. Zac Gerard
Support Services Division Commander
Lieutenant Zac Gerard currently serves as our Services Commander. He has been involved in Emergency Services since 2000. Lt. Gerard began his emergency services career with the Broussard Fire Department in March of 2000. In October 2001, Lt. Gerard began his employment with the Broussard Police Department part-time working in administration working the front desk, then progressing through training as a reserve officer and continuing to learn the administrative procedures of the department.
In 2002, while continuing to work part-time in the office and assisting the BPD as a reserve Gerard became and EMT and began working full-time at Acadian Ambulance. In 2003 Gerard was awarded the Louisiana Association of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT of the Year Award, for outstanding leadership and dedication to EMS and his community.
In 2005, Gerard transferred to part-time with Acadian Ambulance and began working fulltime with Broussard Police Department, graduated the 120th Acadian Law Enforcement Training Academy Class and began working as a Vacation Relief Officer as well as assisting in the Administrative Division.
In October 2006, Gerard was promoted to Sergeant over the Administrative Division and worked as a Vacation Relief Supervisor for the Patrol Division.
In 2008, Gerard was promoted to Lieutenant over Services where he Supervised the Traffic Division, oversaw the day-to-day operations of the department, budget, purchasing and fleet operations.
In 2010, Gerard left Broussard Police and began full-time employment at Acadian Ambulance. During employment at Acadian Ambulance he worked in the Dispatch Center, Air Med Operations Control Center, and as a Paramedic on the Ambulance.
In 2013 Gerard was Promoted to Paramedic Field Supervisor then Operations Supervisor at Acadian Ambulance where he worked as the on duty supervisor and supervised employees in a five-parish coverage area. Gerard assisted with filling the schedule and continued to precept new employees. He worked on multiple special projects as assigned by the Operations Manager and was actively involved with the roll out of the electronic medical record to the entire company.
In 2015 Gerard returned to the Broussard Police Department as the Traffic Sergeant where he was responsible for daily operations and supervision of the traffic task force, while being proactive in the field along with assisting patrol as needed. He also was the Supervisor over the departments Field Training Program.
In January 2016 Gerard was promoted to Lieutenant over the Services Division where he currently serves. As the Services Commander Lt. Gerard supervises the departments Traffic Task Force, POWER Division, K-9, Reserves, and School Crossing Guard. Lt. Gerard is also responsible for the day to day operations of the departmental fleet operation, uniforms, equipment, and supplies.