Lake Charles, LA -


Investigations Division

  • Investigates any and all criminal matters
  • Interacts with and supports all other divisions within the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Communicates and cooperates with prosecutors to provide evidence for criminal prosecutions
  • Establishes an open, honest, and informative dialogue with victims and survivors of crime
  • Detectives are available on a 24 hour a day / 7 days a week call-out schedule
  • Cooperates and assists other agencies as needed in matters of mutual concern
Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigation Division is divided into investigative sections:
  • Chief of Detectives: Captain Doug Poole
  • Burglary and Theft- Supervisor - Lt. Rick Burrell
    These include crimes which involve destruction, misappropriation, and unauthorized use of property.
  • Crimes Against Persons- Supervisor - Lt. Les Blanchard
    These include crimes involving felony assault, and homicide.
  • Sex Crimes Division Supervisor - Lt. Michael Primeaux
    This section investigates offenses involving adult sexual assault and sexual exploitation of children.
  • Juvenile/Domestic Violence Crimes - Supervisor - Lt. Gerald Thomas  These include crimes involving juveniles and domestic abuse. 
  • Case Management and Screening - Lt. Mike Hayes