Morehouse Parish

Sheriff's De​​partment

The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office strives to provide quality service to our community.​

Criminal Investigation Divison

The Criminal Investigation Division consists of five investigators, investigators from the NLDEB, and one administrative assistant. Our duties include investigation of felony crimes such as burglaries, major thefts, computer crimes, and acts of violence against persons. Often, after patrol deputies take an initial complaint, if the case requires extended investigation requiring more time than a patrol officer can devote to it, criminal investigators assume responsibility for the case, even if not a felony. Our job is to identify the perpetrator, gather facts, collect evidence and make the arrest. We prepare the reports and present them to the prosecutors and work with them through the final disposition of the case.

Juvenile Bureau

An investigator assigned to the Juvenile Bureau investigates delinquent and status offenses. A delinquent offense is an act committed by an individual under the age of 17 that, if committed by an adult, would be considered a criminal offense. A status offense is an offense that would not be considered a crime if committed by an adult. Ex: runaways, families in need of services, and children in need of care. Juvenile crime and victimization present unique and sometimes difficult challenges to law enforcement. Juvenile Investigations are responsible for meeting those challenges in three ways, prevention, intervention, and criminal enforcement. Investigations are done on crimes against children, such as carnal knowledge of a juvenile, child abuse, child exploitation, sex crimes, including all types of sex-related crimes (rape, molestation, incest, sexual battery, and pornography involving juveniles).


Investigators also investigate matters which concern the care, supervision, and neglect of juveniles. Our office works closely with the Office of Community Services (OCS), Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), and Families in Need of Services (FINS) in order to maximize service to the community. In addition to investigative work, we also verify the addresses in the sex offender database. By keeping track of sex offenders' whereabouts, violators of the law's notification aspect can be reintroduced to the court system. The Juvenile Bureau is a section of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). An investigator assigned to the Juvenile Bureau investigates delinquent and status offenses. A delinquent offense is an act committed by an individual under the age of 17 that, if committed by an adult, would be considered a criminal offense. A status offense is an offense that would not be considered a crime if committed by an adult. Ex: runaways, families in need of services, and children in need of care. 

Elderly Abuse

Some Investigators are also assigned to cases involving Elderly Abuse. In these cases, the role of the investigator is to protect adults who cannot physically or mentally protect themselves and to combat the victimization of the elderly.