Nick Fontenot

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.

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


The Criminal Investigation Division is divided

into investigative sections:

Captain Jason Alexander 

Captain Casey Lafargue 

Captain Bert Hooper



Property Crimes

Lt. Kerrick Gabrial



These include crimes which involve destruction, misappropriation, and unauthorized use of property


Crimes Against Persons

Lt. Travis Lavergne



These include crimes involving felony assault, and homicide.


Special Victims Unit

Lt. Jacob Dore



This section investigates offenses involving adult sexual assault and physical and sexual exploitation of children.

Violence Crimes

Lt. Ed Borda



These include crimes involving juveniles and domestic abuse. 


Case Management & Financial Crimes

Lt. James Leubner



Vehicle Crimes Investigations Unit (VCIU)

Lt. Lee Byrne



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.