July 29, 2022
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet is very pleased to announce the promotion of Shelly Jones, to the rank of Corporal (Cpl.), and C-Shift Communications Supervisor.
Cpl. Shelly Jones is a 10-year veteran of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, where she served in the Communications Division. Cpl. Jones began her career with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, which was extremely interesting. She recalls, “When I graduated high school, I planned on being a dental hygienist; however, after a semester in college I was unsure I was set on this career path. I took time off from school and worked as an office cashier for Rouses Supermarket. One day my dad told me to get dressed because we were going for a ride. Little did I know that ten-minute ride would be to TPSO. Not exactly sure why I was there, the sheriff sat me in the radio room to observe. The very next day my dad dropped me off at TPSO again, and this time the sheriff informed me that I would be starting as a dispatcher that week.
Confused as to what I was getting myself into, I showed up and started training for my new career. That very day I literally fell in love with the job.”
Cpl. Jones, despite her love for the job, unfortunately was forced to resign from her employment due to medical reasons. Before her exit, Cpl. Jones reached the status of training officer in the Communications Division, but always knew she wanted to return to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. In June of 2021, Cpl. Jones made her return to the Sheriff’s Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Tim Soignet, and has picked up right where she left off. Cpl. Jones said, “I am again under the headset where I belong and training others to follow in my footsteps. I still expect my trainees to be better than I could ever be, and I still learn something new every day as we all should.”
Sheriff Tim Soignet said, “I’m extremely happy that Shelly has found her way back to her calling, and we are blessed to have her as part of our team. She has done an amazing job since her return, and I know she will serve this community proudly.”