Command Staff

Chief Of Police Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police Michael J. Glaser began his career with the Kenner Police Department as a Police Officer in 1990. After graduating from the Louisiana State University Police Academy in 1991, he was assigned to the Patrol Division. Chief Glaser remained in the Patrol Division until he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division in 1995.

In 1999, Chief Glaser was named the Department’s Accreditation Program Manager. As Accreditation Program Manager, he successfully led the Department through the process that resulted in the Department being accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (C.A.L.E.A.) in 2001.

Chief Glaser was promoted to Sergeant in 2005 and assumed the duties as the Legal Affairs/Professional Standards Officer. As Legal Affairs/Professional Standards Officer, he was the Department’s chief policy and procedure writer, emergency preparedness coordinator, and an Internal Affairs Division supervisor.

In 2013, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police and assumed the duties of Commander of Operations and Chairman of the Department’s Administrative Review Board. 

Chief Glaser is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and The Center for American and International Law’s School of Police Supervision. He is a certified law enforcement instructor, former S.W.A.T. team member, and Field Training Officer. He was selected as the Kenner Police Department’s “Top Cop” in 1997 by the American Society for Industrial Security.  

In April of 2014 Chief Glaser was elected Chief of Police and assumed command of the Kenner Police Department on July 1, 2014.  In March of 2018 Chief Glaser was reelected Chief of Police for his final term that will end in June 2022.

Deputy Chief Robert Meyer

Deputy Chief of Police Robert Meyer began his career with the Kenner Police Department in 1990. After graduating from the New Orleans Police Academy, he worked undercover until being transferred to the Patrol Division in 1992

Meyer remained in the Patrol Division for 3 years, until he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division in 1995, where he served as a police detective. Meyer moved to the Applicant Investigations Divisions for a year, and was reassigned back to Criminal Investigations in 2003. He remained with the Criminal Investigations Division until being promoted to Sergeant in 2005.

As a Sergeant, Meyer served over the Patrol Division from 2005 until 2007 and over the Special Response Team from 2007 until 2008. In 2008, he was transferred back to the Criminal Investigations Division, where he assumed the duties of supervisor until 2010, when he was promoted to Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division.

In March 2014, Sergeant Meyer was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police, which is second in command to the Chief of Police.

Deputy Chief Meyer graduated from the FBI National Academy Session 239 in 2009 and has attended numerous training courses throughout his career.

Captain William Sclafini

Investigative and Support Services Bureau Commander

Captain William Sclafini began his career with the Kenner Police Deptartment in January 1994 as a jailer. In March of 1994 he attended the Harbor Police Academy.

After graduating, he was initially assigned to the Patrol Division. In 1996 Officer William Sclafini pulled double duty as both a Patrolman and Crime Scene Technician. In 1999 Officer William Sclafini obtained Officer of The Year honors for his work as a Crime Scene Technician and was assigned to the Crime Scene Division full time in 2002, where he remained until he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007.

In 2007, Sergeant William Sclafini was assigned to the Patrol Division, Squad 3, where he remained until he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2014. Lieutenant William Sclafini was then assigned as Commander of Squad 1, Patrol Division, until he was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2021.

Captain William Sclafini is currently assigned as the Investigative and Support Services commander.

Captain George Ansardi

Field Services Bureau Commander

Captain George Ansardi began his career with the Kenner Police Department in 1990. After graduating from the LSU Police Academy, he was initially assigned to the Patrol Division.

In 1992 he became a member of the Street Level Tactical Team until being transferred to the Narcotics Investigation Section in 1997, where he remained until the end of 2001.

Subsequently, he was selected to become a member of the newly formed Special Response Team. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and took command of the Special Response Team.

In 2007, Sergeant Ansardi was assigned as a Patrol Sergeant where he remained until 2009 when he was selected as Commander of the Narcotics Investigation Section. 

In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and remained as the Commander of the Narcotics Investigation Section and was appointed as a member of the Administrative Review Board.  In 2016, he accepted the additional duties of the Mobile Field Force Commander.

in 2018, Ansardi was promoted to the rank of Captain and is currently the Commander of the Field Operations Bureau.  Captain Ansardi is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 238.

Captain Marc Ortiz

Legal Affairs

Captain Marc Ortiz began his career with the Kenner Police Department in 1993, after he graduated the New Orleans Police Department Training Academy. Captain Ortiz was initially assigned to the patrol division.

In 1994, Captain Ortiz advanced to the Criminal Investigations Division where he served as a police detective until 1997, when he returned to the Patrol Division as a Field Training Officer.

In 1998 Captain Ortiz accepted an appointment to the Internal Affairs Division where he served as a detective until 2003. In 2003 Captain Ortiz joined a multi-jurisdictional task force where he became certified as the Kenner Police Department’s first Computer Forensic Examiner. 

Captain Ortiz was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in October 2005 and shortly thereafter returned to the Patrol Division as a supervisor.  During that assignment, in 2010, he was selected to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Upon graduation from the FBINA, Captain Ortiz continued to serve as a Patrol Division supervisor until 2013.

In 2013 Captain Ortiz was transferred to the Legal Affairs Section, where he remains currently assigned. Captain Ortiz was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in December 2014, and to the rank of Captain in in November 2019.

In addition to his current duties, Captain Ortiz is a P.O.S.T. certified instructor and teaches at the training academy.