Investigations Commander | Email
Fontenot has worked for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office over 20 years. He has spent the majority of his career in the Enforcement division, where he worked his way up through the ranks and was promoted to lieutenant. Fontenot has also worked as a captain in Corrections and Safe School.
Throughout his law enforcement career, he has attended many law enforcement related schools and seminars, specializing in leadership and defensive tactics. He is a graduate of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy with numerous hours of post certification training.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION
The Criminal Investigation Division is divided
into investigative sections:
These include crimes which involve destruction, misappropriation, and unauthorized use of property
These include crimes involving felony assault, and homicide.
This section investigates offenses involving adult sexual assault and physical and sexual exploitation of children.
These include crimes involving juveniles and domestic abuse.
The Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit (VCIU) is composed of detectives whose primary mission is investigating all crimes involving any type of wheeled vehicles, (ex: cars, trucks, 4-wheelers, farm/commercial vehicles and equipment, trailers, etc.) These detectives are schooled in vehicle recognition, altered VIN's, chopped or torched reconstruction and more. The VCIU also oversee the "bait" car and other covert vehicle operations. The VCIU is a proactive unit that works closely with other investigative departments within the CPSO and outside agencies investigating and deterring these types of crimes.