Investigation Division

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division is comprised of 34

highly trained investigators commanded by Major Jay Ellerman and Captain Paul Knight.  The division is responsible for all criminal investigations conducted by the Sheriff’s Office.  The CID is divided into different specialized teams focusing on specific crimes:

•The Crimes Against Property Unit primarily investigates burglaries and thefts

•The Crimes Against Persons Unit investigates homicides, rapes, robberies and related crimes

•The Domestic Violence Unit investigates relationship batteries

•The Special Victims Unit investigates crimes involving children, the elderly and related financial crimes

The Criminal Investigations Division also has members attached to the FBI Task Force and the metro Narcotics Unit.  The CID prides itself on maintaining a high clearance rate while providing professional services to the citizens of Ouachita Parish.




2022 Statistics:

•Conducted 2,903 investigations stemming from

information submitted by Uniform Patrol

•Investigated 12 homicides, 9 cleared

•Investigative Clearance Rate of 64%





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