Lake Charles, LA -

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be conducting a hunter's safety course on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 at the CPSO Training Academy located at 3958 Mallard Cove Dr. in Lake Charles. The class is free and open to the public for anyone ages 10 and up. The class hours will be Friday, October 31 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration can be completed online at or by contacting Kayla Vincent at the Sheriff's Office at 491-3791 during regular working hours.


Under the 2014 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is proposing the procurement of emergency LED light racks for patrol cars, underwater vehicle lift bags for the Marine Division, a new polygraph machine, one small tactical robot, and one fiber optic scope.

The application for federal assistance under this grant is due by June 10, 2014 and comments from the public on this proposal are encouraged prior to that date. Comments can be sent via email to or mailed to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Attn: Deputy Louis Hebert, 5400 E. Broad St., Lake Charles, LA 70615.

On March 18, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission awarded the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office with the 2013 DWI Law Enforcement Award for Most DWI Arrests per Sheriff's Office at a luncheon in Baton Rouge for their continuing efforts to remove impaired drivers from our highways.

As a result of our deputies' pro-active approach, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was responsible for a total of 537 DWI arrests in 2013.

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Cade Doucet, Cpl. Ty Istre and Sgt. Chris Ramos accepted the award on behalf of Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

On January 15, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Reserve division was recognized by the Lake Charles City Council for their exceptional work deterring crime and assisting shoppers during the 2013 Annual Robbery Prevention Mobilization (RPM) in the parking lot at the Prien Lake Mall during the holidays. CPSO Reserve deputies volunteered for a total of 1612 hours between November 29 and December 26, 2013.

Pictured are Special Services Commander Matt Vezinot, Captain James Hines, Lt. Michelle Bean, and Reserve Deputies Bill Hambor, Johnny Peloquin, Danny Cheatwood, Wade Fontenot, and Mike Naquin.