Chief Deputy Madere resides in Destrehan, Louisiana with his wife Niki. They have two adult children, Caleb and Meagan & three grandchildren, Luke, Jacob, and Marin.
Education & Training
Chief Deputy Madere received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University in 1989. He is a graduate of the 17th Session of the LSU Law enforcement Basic training Academy as well as the F.B.I.’s Instructor Development program. Chief Deputy Madere has completed over 5,000 hours of advanced law enforcement training and is certified in interview and interrogation, blood spatter recognition, homicide and robbery investigation, bomb identification, hazardous materials response, computer voice stress recognition, courtroom testimony, active shooter training, building clearing techniques, and many other disciplines of law enforcement. Chief Deputy Madere graduated from the 244 session of the F.B.I. National Academy at Quantico VA. Chief Deputy Madere completed five graduate-level classes with perfect scores in all classes.
Chief Deputy Rodney Madere Jr. is a 31-year veteran of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was named Chief Deputy of the St. Parish Sheriff's Office by Sheriff Greg Champagne in 2017. Previously, Madere was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau as the Chief of Investigations. Chief Deputy Madere has also worked in the Patrol Division, Narcotics Division, Detective Bureau, Special Operations Division, and as the commander of the Special Response Team. He is a Louisiana POST Firearms Instructor, rifle instructor, less-lethal munitions instructor, SWAT instructor, and Tactical Entry instructor. Chief Deputy Madere helped build the current active shooter response plan (IMPASE) for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and St. Charles Parish School System. He planned and put on numerous active shooter scenarios that included real-time response by police, fire, EMS, school personnel, and parish workers. These scenarios used child and adult role players, bombs, blank ammunitions, smoke, fake blood and wounds, as well as many other props. Chief Deputy Madere teaches the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office Situational Awareness Training Class that focuses on reducing attendees' risk of becoming a victim.
Chief Deputy Madere has been awarded 16 Letters of Commendation, 4 Unit Citations, 3 Distinguished Service Awards, the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor by the U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, and was the recipient of the Deputy of the Year in 2003.
Chief Deputy Madere is currently a member of the National Tactical Officers Association, Louisiana Professional Tactical Officers Association, Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Narcotics/Violent Crimes Task Force, Louisiana Homicide Investigators Association, and the FBI National Academy Associates.