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Detective Bureau

Most people wonder what happens to crime once it has been reported. After a deputy writes an incident report in PPSO's electronic report writing system, the report is available for review by the Detective Bureau, sometimes within minutes. The Detective Bureau will review each report and prioritize them based on the solvability factors that are present especially serious crimes. Once this process is complete, the cases are then assigned to detectives who conduct follow-up investigations.

General assignment investigations include crimes such as assault, burglary, robbery, fraud, theft, child abuse, and homicide. A detective may be assigned a homicide one day and a forgery case the next. Detectives work the crime scene through the investigation and into the courts. Crime scene investigation includes the processing of evidence such as fingerprints, photography, and documentation of the crime scene, as well as maintaining the property and evidence until submitted to the Property & Evidence Room.

The Belle Chasse Detective Bureau is located at 333 F. Edward Hebert, Building 1000, Belle Chasse, La. 70037.  The office number is 504-934-6820. This office handles crimes that occur in the northern Westbank side of the parish south to the community of Myrtle Grove.

The Port Sulphur Detective Bureau is located at 123 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur. This office handles crimes that occur in the southern Westbank and all of the Eastbank area. The contact numbers are 504-934-3825.


Mailing address:

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office

Detective Bureau

333 F. Edward Hebert

Building 1000

Belle Chasse, La. 70037


They provide a wide spectrum of investigative services including, personal violence crimes, crimes against children, property crimes, sex crimes, and crime scene investigations. Detectives are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to emergency investigative needs. Their normal work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to provide needed assistance. An after-hours Detective is always available by calling 504-564-2525 and asking for the Detective on call.

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