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 also follow up on all reports written by Patrol Deputies, as well as initiating investigations and executing search warrants when necessary.
Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s detectives have all attended training in various fields and regularly expand their knowledge in state and federal law, investigative techniques and forensic sciences as these topics continually change.
Under the command of Investigations Commander Ramby Cormier, detectives with C.I.D. are tasked with several different duties and also investigate numerous types of crimes, including, but not limited to, narcotics investigations, cyber crime investigations, crimes against individuals, property crimes, abuse, sexual assaults, missing persons, homicides and robberies.
Investigations Commander Ramby Cormier
Commander Cormier leads the Department of Investigations Division with 28 years of law enforcement experience.
Commander Cormier graduated from McNeese State University in 1983 with a BA in Political Science. In 1984, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was an intelligence analyst for the next four years. In the spring of 1990, he began his career in law enforcement with the Lake Charles Police Department and graduated from the Calcasieu Regional Training Academy in Lake Charles that fall.
During his ten years with Lake Charles Police Department, he worked three years in patrol, seven years in detectives and was assigned to Calcasieu Parish Violent Crime Task Force for five years.
In 2000, Commander Cormier joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office as a supervisor for the Crimes Against Persons Section of Investigations. While there, he also worked as a part of the Forensic Investigative Unit, as well as worked cold case homicide.
Commander Cormier has completed specialized training and qualifications in several areas, including POST Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Calibre Press Street Survival School, U.S. Customs Blue Lighting Cross Training School, Advanced Practical Homicide Investigation Course, FBI Basic Evidence Recovery Course, Advanced Techniques for Unresolved Death Investigation Course and Forensic Response to Missing and Abducted Children Course. He also underwent various IPTM training, such as Tactical Techniques for Drug Enforcement, Criminal Patrol Drug Enforcement, Interviews and Interrogations for Drug Officers, Concealment Areas within a Vehicle and Homicide Investigation.
In 2008, while with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, he was assigned to the Jefferson Davis Parish Multi-Agency Investigative Team. He later joined the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2011, investigating high profile cases, and has since been made a Supervisor in Investigations and later promoted to Commander of Investigations.
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.
Sex Offender Registry
Parish Sex Offender Registry is a subdivision of the Sheriff’s Office Investigation department. Deputy Robert Lane of the Jefferson Davis Parish Sex Offender Unit monitors and maintains a regularly updated registration list and location of all registered sex offenders in the parish, while also monitoring for any compliance violations.
Sex offender registries ONLY identify known and convicted sex offenders.
Sex offenders are divided into three sex offender assessment levels, or Tiers, each representing an increased level based on the severity of the crime committed by the offender, the age of the victim and/or the criminal history of the offender. Laws regarding sexual crimes may be found beginning in Louisiana RS 15:542.
Sex offenses against minors are defined as criminal offenses against a victim who is a minor when the victim is under the age of 18 and the offender is a child predator. According to Louisiana Law, RS 15:542.1.5, all registered sex offenders and child predators are required to follow strict guidelines in compliance with the terms of their sex offender status.
Tier I (Green) – A Tier I registered sex offender is a person convicted of committing, or attempting to commit, any of the enumerated sex offenses defined in RS 15:541 as aggravated offenses, sexual offenses against a minor victim or any comparable offense under the laws of another state.
A Tier I offender is someone who was convicted and served less than one-year in prison. Some examples of Tier I sex offenses would be, but not limited to, receipt or possession of child pornography, or sexual assault against an adult that involved sexual contact, but not a completed or attempted sexual act.
A Tier I offender must meet the requirements of their registration compliance with a 15-year registration period, to be conducted annually.
Tier II (Yellow) - A Tier II registered sex offender is a person convicted of committing, or attempting to commit, any of the enumerated offenses defined in RS 15:541(9.1) as sexual offenses against a minor victim or any comparable offense under the laws of another state when the victim is a minor and the defendant is not the parent of the victim.
Tier II offenses generally involve more aggressive sexual contact crimes, carrying longer than a one-year prison term. Tier I offenders who commit a second sexual offense are generally placed into this category, as does any offense against a victim under the age of 18.
Tier II offenses include, but are not limited to, engaging or attempting to engage minors in prostitution (including conspiracies and solicitations); having or attempting any kind of physical sexual contact with a minor involving intimate parts of the body (either directly or through clothing) or solicitations or conspiracies to have physical sexual contact; using a minor in a sexual performance and the production or distribution of child pornography.
A Tier II sex offender must meet the requirements of their registration compliance with a 25-year registration period, to be conducted semi-annually.
Tier III (Red) – A Tier III registered sex offender is a person convicted of committing, or attempting to commit, any of the enumerated sex offenses as defined in RS 15:541(1) as aggravated offenses or a comparable offense under the laws of another state.
Tier III categorizes the most dangerous or repetitive sex offenders. A convicted Tier II offender who reoffends is generally categorized in this third tier. These convictions are also punishable by one (1) or more years in prison.
Offenses considered to be Tier III include more severe or aggravated sexual abuse or assault (as compared to Tier II), or the conspiracy to commit such an offense; engaging in a sexual act by force or threat; engaging in a sexual act with another who is rendered unconscious, is involuntarily drugged or who is otherwise incapable of making a sound decision about the act or is unable to decline participation; engaging in a sexual act with a child under the age of 12 (for children under the age of 16, there are a variety of sexual acts defined in statute - see 18 U.S.C. 2246(2)); offenses noted in the Tier II section against whom the victim is 13 years of age or younger and kidnapping of a minor (with exceptions related to parents and guardians).
Tier III offenders must comply with the terms of sex offender registration with a lifetime registration period to be conducted quarterly.
To report any sex offender registration violations, please call (337) 824-3850. All tips are investigated by the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offenders Unit, and reports will remain confidential.
The Narcotics Division falls within the umbrella of the Criminal Investigations Division, and detectives work varying schedules based on the required time of any given case or cases.
To report a tip regarding any illegal narcotics activity, please contact detectives immediately. Detectives can and will react on credible tips within a reasonable time period, however please keep in mind that action cannot be taken on information based solely on hearsay.
You can provide any tips by calling (337)-275-8188 or by clicking here.