Lt. Colonel Kenny VanBuren
The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation is responsible for the investigation of criminal activity, intelligence gathering, and case and technical support in the State of Louisiana. This program is made up of the Criminal Investigations Division, the Special Investigations Division, and the Gaming Enforcement Division.
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Kenny L. VanBuren is a 31-year veteran with Louisiana State Police and currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of the Bureau of Investigations. LTC VanBuren began his career in 1990 as a patrol Trooper assigned to Troop E in Alexandria. He has held assignments in the Narcotics Unit, Insurance Fraud Unit, Detectives, Criminal Intelligence and served as Commander of the Gaming Enforcement Division.
While assigned to the Insurance Fraud Unit, LTC VanBuren was tasked with the expansion of Insurance Fraud related investigations throughout Central and North Louisiana.
In January 2021, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and named Deputy Superintendent over the Bureau of Investigations.
LTC VanBuren earned a General Studies Degree from Northwestern State University, he earned a Degree in Public Administrations from Upper Iowa University, and he is a graduate of Southern University, where he earned a Masterís Degree in Criminal Justice. He has been the recipient of numerous commendations and awards, including Outstanding Trooper of the Year, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, two Professional Excellence Awards, two Meritorious Service Awards, and three Unit Citations.