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Special Investigations Division

Major Paul Edmonson, Command Inspector


To report criminal or suspicious activity, or to contact any section within the Special Investigations Division, please call 1-800-434-8007 or File an Online Complaint of Suspicious or Criminal Activity
 

The Special Investigations Division is comprised of, and responsible for, the following sections/units/programs:

  • Special Investigations Unit
    This section is comprised of the three following units/programs:
    • Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit
      The Mission of the Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit is to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of the state of Louisiana and industry stakeholders by the execution of superior, professional, and effective investigations.
    • Technical Support Unit
      The Technical Support Unit is responsible for providing technical investigative support to the Louisiana State Police as well as well as other state and local law enforcement agencies in Louisiana.
    • Special Victims Unit
      Rescue and seek justice for the victims of crimes involving the exploitation of children and the trafficking of humans for sex or labor through investigative partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and through public education.
  • Investigative Support Section
    This section is comprised of the three following units/programs:
    • Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE)
      LA-SAFE promotes collaboration in an all-crimes/all-hazards environment, supporting federal, state, local and private sectors by working together to provide timely information for use in promoting public safety and national security against terrorist and other criminal threats. LA-SAFE will support the state during major disasters and emergencies by gathering, analyzing and disseminating information to assist relevant agencies.
       
      LA-SAFE will actively work to collect and analyze information, providing responsible parties with pertinent background for decision making processes, which permit resource maximization in the protection of citizens of the state of Louisiana.
       
      LA-SAFE evaluates all information provided ensuring that the information that is retained and utilized is directly related to legitimate law enforcement purposes and has been legally obtained. It shall not interfere with the exercise of constitutionally guaranteed rights and privileges of individuals.
    • Criminal Intelligence Unit
      It is the mission of the Louisiana State Police Criminal Intelligence Unit to collect, evaluate and disseminate information on known or suspected criminal violators, groups or organizations for analytical exploitation by the Investigative Support Section's Analytical Unit. The Criminal Intelligence Unit will provide the department, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies with timely information regarding matters directly or indirectly affecting the safety and security of the people in the state.
    • Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children
      Created in 1985 by the Louisiana Legislature, LACMEC is the central repository of information about missing and exploited children. Parents, guardians, law enforcement and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provide the clearinghouse with details and photos to send across the state and nation. This information is sent to local law enforcement agencies to assist in the recovery of these missing children.
       
      LACMEC also gives parents and guardians important information on the role they play in helping their children return home and available local and national resources.