The Criminal Investigations Division is headed by Commander Christopher Ivey, with 32 years of law enforcement experience.
Commander Ivey began his law enforcement career with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1981 while attending McNeese State University, studying Criminal Justice. Graduating from the Calcasieu Regional Training Academy in Lake Charles, he first worked in Corrections and then moved up through Patrol, Detectives, and Vice divisions. Later, having attended the 66th session of the Louisiana State Police Academy in 1986, he worked patrol as a Louisiana State Trooper from 1986-1990 while assigned to Troop D. In 1990 Commander Ivey was reassigned to Region 2 Criminal Investigations Division until his retirement in June of 2012; during this time he attained the rank of Sergeant in 1996 and then Lieutenant in 2010.
During his assignment to the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division, Commander Ivey worked in the Narcotics, Gaming, and Detectives Units, and also received numerous training. Among the training he received were: LSP Basic SWAT Course, Investigative Research Techniques, Statement Analysis Investigative Training, Managing the Use of Force, Field Tactical Police Operations, NUTI Supervision of Police Personnel, Command and Control Training, LSP Direct Leaders Course, Arrest and Search Warrant Affidavit Preparation, Drug Asset Forfeiture Post Certification, FBI Post Council Instructor Development Course, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Media Relations, Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Awareness Training, and Intelligence Awareness For Law Enforcement Executives.
Soon after his retirement from the Louisiana State Police, Commander Ivey accepted the position of Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division with the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office on July 1, 2012.
The Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) of the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office is tasked with effectively and professionally investigating criminal complaints and preparing cases for the District Attorney to prosecute.
Detectives with C.I.D. are tasked with several different duties and investigate numerous types of crimes, which include narcotics investigations, cyber crime investigations, crimes against persons, property crimes, abuse, sexual assaults, missing persons, homicides, and robberies.
The detectives also follow up on reports written by Patrol Deputies, along with initiating investigations and executing search warrants when necessary.
The detectives have all attended training in various fields and they continue to expand their knowledge in state and federal law, investigative techniques, and forensic sciences, as these topics continually change.
The Criminal Investigations Division can be reached at (337)-821-2106. You can provide any tips by calling (337)-275-8188 or by clicking here.