Captain James Cormier has been named by State Police to take over command of Louisiana State Police Troop I based in Lafayette. Troop I consists of an eight parish region including Evangeline, St. Landry, Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Vermilion, Iberia and St. Mary parishes. The Troop I area has over 8,000 combined highway miles.

Capt. Cormier began his career with the Lafayette Police Department and has served in various areas of enforcement including narcotics, gaming and various administrative positions.