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Richard L. Stalder

Richard L. Stalder, American corrections official. Received award Merit Victims and Citizens Against Crime, award for Outstanding Performance Concurrent Resolution Louisiana Legislator.


  • Stalder, Richard L. was born on March 23, 1951 in Pender, Nebraska, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, Louisiana State University, 1973. Master of Science in Economics, Louisiana State University, 1978.


    • Correctional officer Juvenile Adjustment Center, Louisiana Correctional Institute Women, 1971-1973. From training officer to assistant director training Louisiana Department Corrections, 1974-1975, administrator federal programs, 1975-1976, acting corrections budget officer, 1976, officer corrections budget, 1977-1978, officer agri-business planning and management, division agri-business, 1978. Executive vice president Doles Insurance Agency Inc., Plain Dealing, Louisiana, 1981-1985.

      Superintendent Louisiana Training Institute, Monroe, 1978-1981. Deputy warden Dixon Correctional Institute, 1985-1987. Warden David Wade Correctional Center, 1987-1992.

      Secretary Louisiana Department Public Safety and Corrections, Baton Rouge, since 1992. Member Governor's advisory board Juvenile Delinquency and Prevention, 1975-1982. Member Louisiana Council Criminal Justice, 1978-1981.

      Member North Delta Law Enformcement District Advisory Council, 1979-1981, secretary treasurer, 1980-1981. President Bolinger Water System, 1982-1985. Participant law enforcement coordinator committee western district Louisiana, 1991-1992, middle district, since 1994.

      Member Commission Accreditation Corrections. Chairman Governor's Prison Population, Sentencing Practices, and Alternative Sanctions Task Force. Member Governor's Drug Policy Board, Louisiana Commission Law Enforcement, state advisory council Louisiana National Guard Youth Challange program, continuing revision committee Louisiana Children's Code, Interagy.

      Coordinator Council Adult Literacy, Retng., Continuing Education, Interagy. Council Prevention Sex Offenders and Treatment of Sex Offenders, Law Enforcement Coordinator Committee Eastern District Louisiana, policy board Louisiana Criminal Justice Information System, Louisiana Sentencing Commission. Participant law enforcement coordinator committee western district Louisiana, 1991-1992, middle district, since 1994.


    When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.


    Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.


    Chairman board deacons 1st Presbyterian Church, 1982-1984, 1984. Vice chair Plain Dealing Chorale Society, 1982-1985. Advisory board Northwest Louisiana Vocational School, 1989-1992.

    Member American Correctional Association, (commission accreditation for corrections since 1990, standards committee since 1994, constitution and by-laws committee since 1994), Association State Correctional Administrators (standards review committee 1993-1994, chairman since 1994, federal and state relations ad hoc committee 1993-1994, American Correctional Association ad hoc committee since 1993), Southern States Correctional Association, Louisiana Correctional Association, Correctional Accreditation Managers Association, Homer Lions Club (president 1990-1991), Oakland Plantation Country Club (board directors 1982-1985, 1st vice president 1984-1985), Plain Dealing Lions Club (president 1983-1985), Omicron Delta Epsilon.


    • Married; 2 children.
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    Born March 23, 1951
    (age 66)