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Byrne's law enforcement career at CPSO spanned from 1975 through 1987 where he served as a radio dispatcher, patrolman, supervisor, and detective.
In 1987, he became a felony investigator for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office where he remained until 2000, the year he returned to CPSO to hold his current position. Throughout his law enforcement career, he has attended many law enforcement related schools and seminars.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION
The Criminal Investigation Division is divided
into investigative sections:
Chief of Detectives
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.
The State of Louisiana established the Crime Victims Reparations Act for the payment of compensation to the victims of certain crimes. Income for this fund is derived from monies paid on criminal court costs. Funds are supplemented by federal grants, court-ordered restitution from criminals, donations, and interests.
There are application requirements for this program. What is reimbursable and non-reimbursable can be discussed or a brochure will be mailed to you upon your request. The State CVRA board is located in Baton Rouge and can be reached at 1-888-6VICTIM (in state only).
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Victim Services Unit submits requests to the state CVRA board for authorization of funds.
VEHICULAR CRIMES (MOTOR VEHICLE, BOAT OR AIRCRAFT) ARE NOT INCLUDED UNLESS YOU ARE:
Some of the expenses that can be covered include: medical, hospital, dental, mental health counseling, funeral, loss of wages / earnings, catastrophic loss of your home by arson, and expenses associated with the collection of crime scene evidence.
Most victims of crime will need some type of assistance dealing with the aftermath of crime, whether it is going to court, paying medical bills, obtaining information or just moral support. This is the time the Victim Assistance personnel will be valuable. They are available at any time.
LOUISIANA STATE COALITION RIGHTS OF VICTIMS • WITNESSES
A Crime Victim Rights
a) that victims and witnesses receive prompt emergency, social, and medical services;
b) distribution of the Louisiana Victim Notice and Registration Form;
c) notification of properly registered victims or designated family members of actions concerning those accused or convicted of the crime (actions requiring notification are arrest, release on recognizance, posting of bond, release pending charges being filed, release due to rejection of charges by the District Attorney, escape or re-apprehension);
d) informing employers that the need for victims and witnesses to cooperate in the prosecution may necessitate absences from work;
e) expeditiously returning any stolen or other personal property to victims' families when no longer needed as evidence; and
f) expeditiously investigating all reports of missing children and inform family members of such children of the status of the investigation.
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To reduce crime in designated areas as predicted by crime trends or patterns established through modus operandi. This will be accomplished by coordination of intelligence information gathered by patrol, narcotics, vice, and detectives.
Assist analysis of crime trends through the criminal element by means of modus operandi. This will come by use of comparison with offense reports, also field intelligence reports, field intelligence cards, etc. to reduce crime within an area or apprehend perpetrators with the predicting crime tends; reduction of manpower.
Maintain an information filing system for Criminal Intelligence Unit.
Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with all information received regarding investigations being conducted including, but not limited to, interviews, suspects, witnesses, evidence, confidential informants, surveillance, special cases, or any other duties carried out by unit.
Prepare communications to other departments within the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office or other law enforcement agencies whether local, state, or federal.