Support Services


Criminal Investigations is managed by the CID Commander and is responsible for overseeing a wide variety of follow-up investigations of primarily felony crimes.

Crimes Against Persons
Coordinates all investigations concerning personal injury or offenses against the person, including sex crimes.

Property Crimes
Coordinates all investigations concerning property loss or damage, forgeries, thefts or unauthorized entries.

Investigates all crimes involving juvenile suspects or victims. Provides informational resources and education to families and the community regarding juvenile trends.

Normal Hours

Monday – Friday:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


The AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) Unit is one of three hubs responsible for the quality control and overall verification of fingerprints and other relevant descriptor data submitted from 56 Livescans in a 25-parish area on a 24-hour-a-day basis. They also assist law enforcement agencies in apprehending criminals by supplying mug shots, driver’s license photos, fingerprint cards and photo lineups as requested.

Lafayette Metro Crime Scene Unit

The Lafayette Metro Crime Scene Unit is comprised of Investigators from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Police Department. They are responsible for handling investigations throughout the city and parish of Lafayette. The Crime Scene Unit assists investigators by collecting and preserving physical evidence recovered at crime scenes, accident locations and other investigative scenes. Members of the Crime Scene Unit have received specialize training in advanced fingerprint lifting techniques, latent print examinations, advance photography techniques and scientific chemical testing.

The Intelligence Unit is responsible for the collection and dissemination of information and intelligence on organized crime, vice and other specialized criminal activities.

lpso intelligence unit
Criminal investigation division

The LPSO Real Time Crime Center pairs advanced technology and cutting-edge software, to help to improve the efficiency and accuracy of investigations as well as enhance officer and public safety. The system is made up of a combination of hundreds of public and voluntarily-provided private video surveillance systems, body-worn and dash cameras and other integrative data technologies that can be accessed live by Real Time Crime Center Agents. Agents have been able to provide vital information for a variety of cases, such as locating missing persons, identifying and apprehending burglary suspects, producing suspects in homicide investigations and offering crucial support to the school resource officer program.

Through the integration of several different systems and a team of agents solely dedicated to monitoring and investigating crimes as they occur, the real time crime center offers invaluable resources that would otherwise be inaccessible to law enforcement. As technology and techniques evolve, future expansion of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office real time crime center will continuously be pursued to provide the highest level of protection and service possible to the people of Lafayette Parish.