Lake Charles, LA –


Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Digital Forensics Detective Jerod Abshire was recognized as one of the “Top Forensic Examiners” throughout the United States by the National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI).   


Detective Abshire was awarded after being ranked 23rd out of approximately 2,800 forensic examiners in the nation after completing 468 forensic exams and over 42 terabytes of data this fiscal year.  The exams range from cellphone, vehicle, and computer forensics, along with DVR systems.    


The NCFI, which is run by the United States Secret Service and the Alabama Office of Prosecution Services, is a federally funded training center dedicated to instructing state and local officials in digital evidence and cyber-crime investigations.  The NCFI was opened in 2008 with a mandate to provide state and local law enforcement, legal and judicial professionals a free, comprehensive education on current cyber-crime trends, investigative methods, and prosecutorial and judicial challenges. 



Pictured in photo 1 is Detective Jerod Abshire and Tara McLeese, Resident Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service in Baton Rouge. 


Pictured in photo 2 is (left to right) CPSO Commander Gene Pittman, CPSO Detective Jerod Abshire, and CPSO Lt. Ty Istre.