President’s corner
Noble president, Lynda R. Williams

Captain Fredrick L. Thomas is a 30-year law enforcement veteran and a strategic visionary. His leadership style builds trust, respect, and credibility. His influence serves to motivate, encourage self-development, and draw out the best in individuals to achieve team success and optimal results.

Captain Thomas began his career in Louisiana at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as Sheriff Deputy assigned to Corrections. He later transferred to Uniform Patrol after completing the Louisiana State University Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Nineteen years later, in February of 2008, Lieutenant Thomas was promoted to the rank of Captain commanding the Scotlandville Substation. He served as Commander of Scotlandville for more than 10 years before transferring to command the Gardere Substation; he is now back at the Scotlandville Substation.

Captain Thomas is a U.S. Military Combat Veteran who retired after 26 years of service with the Louisiana Army National Guard. In serving his country in support of “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” Captain Thomas earned the Combat Action Badge.

On August 4, 2021, Captain Thomas was sworn in as the 44 th President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), an organization of Professional CEOs and officers in the field of law enforcement.

Captain Thomas received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University in 1989. Later, in 2013, he earned a Master of Science degree in Law Enforcement Corrections from Southern University A&M College. He has been the recipient of numerous commendations and awards, including the Professional Excellence Award and Unit Citation Award. Captain Thomas also completed certificate programs at both the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command and the Police Executive Research Forum, Senior Management Institute for Police. In 2018 he graduated from Leadership Baton Rouge, a professional development training program made up of diverse participants trained to take on community leadership positions. Captain Thomas also served on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 Task Force and served on Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Western Broom’s Racial Inclusion Task Force. In addition to NOBLE, Captain Thomas is currently an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., the International Association Chief of Police, and the Police Executive Research Forum. Captain Thomas is married to the former Desireé Honoré and is the father of two children. He is a member of Living Faith Christian Center in Baton Rouge. Scotlandville Sub-Station is composed of 1 Commander, 1 Secretary, 16 uniformed Deputies, consisting of 4 shifts with 4 Deputies per shift. The Sub-Station also has 14 Reserve Deputies that periodically patrol to help assist with the increased number of calls, which is estimated to be around 650 calls per month. The Deputies are responsible for answering calls in a prompt and professional manner when called upon. Deputies also assist the Warrant Division with issuing misdemeanor and felony warrants that are issued within the zoned area. The number of warrants served is estimated to be 300 warrants per month, resulting in the capture and booking of some of Baton Rouge’s most wanted criminals. Due to the recent catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina, the FEMA trailer park (Renaissance Village) has been located within the Sub-Stations patrol area. The Deputies are responsible for making periodic checks on the park, to ensure that all residents and FEMA property are safe and secure.