Criminal Investigations

Criminal Investigations is managed by the CID Commander and is responsible for overseeing a wide variety of follow-up investigations of primarily felony crimes.

Crimes Against Persons
Coordinates all investigations concerning personal injury or offenses against the person, including sex crimes.

Property Crimes
Coordinates all investigations concerning property loss or damage, forgeries, thefts or unauthorized entries.

Investigates crimes involving juvenile suspects or victims.

Criminal Warrants
Maintains file copies of all warrants received by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and executes all active warrants received by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System)
One of five hubs, covering fourteen parishes for the Louisiana system, AFIS operates twenty four hours each day. This unit is responsible for the operation, receipt and dissemination of all fingerprint records received through the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and other correctional centers within the region and also assists with photo lineups for Investigations.

Metro Forensic Investigations
Assists investigations by taking photographs, sketching major crime scenes, collecting and tagging evidence, and performing various scientific tests on suspects and/or evidence as needed.

Cold Case Investigator
Investigates all capital cases that have been designated as a cold case status.

Intelligence Unit
Collection dissemination of information and intelligence on organized crime, vice and other specialized criminal activities.

Crime Analyst
Collects, collates, analyzes, and disseminates information relative to crime patterns and methods of operation; targets and tracks specific suspects and high crime areas; and disseminates information to appropriate personnel and agencies. Analyst also evaluates timeliness, credibility, usefulness, and applicability of the information.