Dick Gremillion, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

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Born in Alexandria, LA, Dick Gremillion has resided in Lake Charles since 1989. He is married to Fay Lou and the couple has two children, Richard Jr., and Andy.


  • High School: Alexandria Senior High School
  • College: B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern State University, 1976


  • Certified Louisiana Emergency Manager
  • Professional Member of Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director’s Association
  • 41 years in Insurance Claims
  • 13 years with USF&G Insurance Co. claims supervisor


  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • National Emergency managers Association (NEMA)
  • Southwest Louisiana Hurricane Task Force
  • State Office of Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • Southwest Louisiana Mutual Aid Association
  • The American Civil Defense Association (TADCA)
  • Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • National Association of EMS Engineers (ASSE)
  • Louisiana Claims Association
  • Lake Charles Claims Association
  • Louisiana Public Risk Management Association (LA PRIMA)
  • National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW)
  • Insurance Professionals of Southwest Louisiana (IPSL)
  • Louisiana Region 18 Communications Planning Task Force (APCO)
  • Federal Coordinator of Meteorology Working Group for Environmental Support to Homeland Security
  • LA Interoperability Executive Committee
  • SWLA Joint Terrorism Task Force
  • Reserve deputy, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Regional Director Representative Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee
  • FEMA Region 6 Regional Advisory Council
  • Louisiana Emergency Manager certification (LEM


  • Employed with the Police Jury since 1993