Charles A. LaFollette
Charles LaFollette is dedicated law enforcement professional with more than 31 years of progressively responsible experience in planning and managing investigations, security, public safety, asset protection, emergency response, and intelligence operations.
He progressed rapidly through strict promotional requirements to handle increasing responsible positions, culminating in a leadership position as Senior Inspector and Interim Chief Deputy. He held key accountability for operational oversight, logistical and technical support, management and coordination of activation, production of statistical documentation, and regulatory compliance activities related to the memorandum of agreement between the US Marshals Service (USMS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Security Operations while serving as Interim Chief Deputy.
Throughout his 7 years with the Cheyenne, Wyoming Police Department and his 24 years with the U.S. Marshals Service, LaFollette received numerous awards and commendations. After receiving the rank of Senior Inspector, he was assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Tactical Operations Division and more specifically he was assigned to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Strategic National Stockpile Security Operations (SNSSO).
The Strategic National Stockpile Security Operations (SNSSO) assists with securing the nation’s medical countermeasures. SNSSO was established during 2002 under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). SNSSO has Chief Inspectors stationed in major metropolitan areas that are responsible for Senior Inspectors throughout the country who provide the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) with law enforcement protective services for high value and priority medical countermeasures.
Deputy U.S. Marshal, LaFollette secured federal judiciary prisoners, witnesses, and assets by analyzing requirements for protection of courts, for apprehension, retrieval, transportation, and detention of prisoners, and for support of witnesses, conducted interviews and interrogations. He developed security procedures, produced prisoners in court, conducted fugitive investigations and served on the U.S. Marshals elite Special Operations Group.
The Special Operations Group (SOG) is a specially trained and equipped tactical unit deployed in high-risk/sensitive law enforcement situations, national emergencies, civil disorders, and natural disasters. SOG is comprised of 80-100 volunteer Deputy U.S. Marshals who must meet higher standards and complete rigorous training in specialties such as high risk entry, explosive breaching, sniper/observer, rural operations, evasive driving, less lethal munitions, waterborne operations and tactical medical support. They also act as the agency’s primary response force to any critical incident nationally and world-wide as ordered by the Attorney General.
While serving as a member of the Tactical Operations Division he worked on several different intelligence organizations. LaFollette served as a member of the Dallas, TX FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, North Texas FUSION Center and the Arlington, TX Tactical Intelligence Unit.