Captain J. Craig Ortego
Phone (337) 594-2944, ext. 2104
Fax (337) 594-8533
I have been with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office for 17 years. I started out as a dispatcher, then patrolman for the first two years. I was then promoted to Detective where I investigated all types of crimes. I have received training from LSU, the United States Treasury, FBI and numerous other training facilities. I have also been a member of the Louisiana Association of Scientific Crime Investigator's Association. I have received forty hours of credit from LSU on Basic Fingerprint Examiner's which enables me to be able to read and identify finger prints. I have been trained in Homicide and Crime Scene Investigation's from some of the best Instructor's in the United States. I was promoted to the rank of Captain by Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz and made Supervisor of the Sex Offender/Juvenile Unit and also the newly created Major Crime Scene Unit. My staff's responsible for gathering Intelligence to assist other agencies and sections in investigations. We also are responsible for registering and monitoring over 150 convicted sex offenders in the parish and all juvenile investigations. We investigate all Internet crimes including Internet Crimes against Children. The Major Crime Scene Unit goes out and assists in the investigations and collection of evidence on all major crimes.