Henry Whitehorn is currently the Chief of Police for the Shreveport Police Department. Chief Whitehorn has served in that position since 2007. A member of the State Police force from 1978 to 2007, Whitehorn capped his career by being appointed by then-Governor Kathleen Blanco to serve as Louisiana State Police Superintendent.
In the mid-70s, Chief Whitehorn was an active duty member of the U.S. Air Force. Whitehorn later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University – Shreveport and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Grambling State.
“Chief Whitehorn has had an outstanding career in public service in Louisiana, and he is beloved in the Western District. During his 29 years with the Louisiana State Police, Chief Whitehorn excelled as Trooper, Narcotics Trooper, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel and finally Superintendent. Each of these positions allowed Chief Whitehorn to work in communities throughout the Western District, including Bossier City and Alexandria. I know the citizens of Shreveport will be sad to see him leave as Police Chief, where he has served with such distinction. But his deep knowledge of criminal justice issues makes him the perfect candidate to serve our state and nation as U.S. Marshal for the Western District.”