We are proud of the deputies who work so hard to help make Calcasieu Parish a safe place to live. It is my belief we have one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the state. The men and women of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are highly skilled professionals committed to their jobs and to the people they serve.
Pictured is Sgt. Donald Sherer being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being certified as a Crime Scene Analyst (CCSA) by the International Association for Identification.
The International Association for Identification has 44 divisions representing 48 states and 45 counties. There is currently only 6 certified CCSAs in the state of Louisiana and 493 certified internationally.
Congratulations, Sgt. Sherer!
On February 5 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) investigated 13 vehicle burglaries in the Lake Charles and Iowa areas.
After an investigation detectives were able to make 7 arrests and recover 6 stolen firearms along with 2 stolen vehicles.
Lt. Brandon Miller along with Sr. Sgt. Warner Levy and Sgts. Matthew Bean, Hollan Dyer, Kardel Guidry, Greg Nall, and Austin Peloquin continually put in extra time and effort into their investigations and constantly demonstrate a level of competence that surpasses expectations.
They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving Commendation Pins.
Late last year CPSO Cpl. Leonard Brown was on his way home, while off-duty, when he observed a fellow CPSO deputy struggling with a suspect in the roadway. Brown immediately stopped and rendered assistance to the deputy. Brown was able to gain control of the suspect and place him in handcuffs.
Pictured below is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating CPSO Brown after he received a commendation pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Great job, Cpl. Brown!
In November, 2019, CPSO Cpl. Jacob Williams and Deputy Logan Leger were dispatched to a residence after it was discovered a special needs child had wandered away from his home.
When Williams and Leger arrived at the scene they immediately started searching the surrounding area. It was imperative deputies find the child as soon as possible due to the rapid deterioration of the weather.
The deputies were able to locate the child in a wooded area near the home. Due to the wet and cold weather conditions deputies gave the child their jacket and boots while they carried him back to the residence.
They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a commendation pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Keep up the great work!
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Ashley Verrett who works at the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison. Verrett was awarded the CSP Corrections Deputy of the Quarter for January through March, 2020, for her dedication and exemplary service.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Noah Oakman who works at the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Oakman was awarded the CCC Corrections Deputy of the Quarter for January through March, 2020, for his dedication and exemplary service.
Pictured is Deputy Roy Jones being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sergeant.
Pictured below is Deputies Cody and Tori Wolfe being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving Challenge Coins for going above and beyond the call of duty.
In August Cody and Tori were having dinner at a local restaurant when they noticed a man at another table that was possibly having some medical issues. When Tori approached the man she observed him to have no pulse and immediately started CPR. Within minutes the man was coherent and responding. Cody called an ambulance and both he and Tori stayed with the man until medical personnel arrived.
Pictured below is CPSO Lt. Beth McGee and detectives Travis Mier, Randall Ravia, Travis Lavergne, Casey Lafargue and Jerod Abshire. They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being congratulated for receiving Certificates of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Justice for their assistance to the FBI in an investigation and successful prosecution of a suspect for federal kidnapping & child sex offenses.
Congratulations & great work!
Sgt. Nathan McKee and his K-9, Rudy, were awarded the Patrol Case of the 2nd Quarter of 2019 from the National Police Canine Association.
Sgt. McKee and Rudy were recognized for their apprehension of a suspect who was wanted for carjacking. The suspect led deputies on a vehicle pursuit and short foot pursuit into a wooded area, where he was ultimately taken into custody.
Keep up the good work guys!