Brian L. Spillman
Member At-Large

A 34-year veteran to maritime law enforcement, Brian L. Spillman began his career as a wildlife agent in Louisiana on August 3, 1981. He worked as a field agent for 12 years, specializing in boating safety with an emphasis on boating while intoxicated. He was on the first Louisiana DWI Task Force that focused on reducing boating crashes through strict enforcement of DWI laws.

Spillman promoted through the ranks, and in 2004 he became assistant chief of law enforcement at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. In this position, he also served as the state’s boating law administrator. Spillman was commander of the department’s on-scene efforts during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in south Louisiana in 2005.

Upon retirement in 2007, Spillman began a career with the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is currently the director of homeland security, commander of the Crisis Response Team, and a helicopter pilot. He also serves as the operations lead for Joint Task Force 7, a maritime response group comprised of marine and SWAT operators from seven parish sheriff’s offices along the Mississippi River in the Baton Rouge area. He is also an instructor in the NASBLA BOAT program.

Brian and his wife, Amy, are parents of four children. They make their home near St. Francisville, Louisiana, where they operate a small beef cattle farm.