Lake Charles District (LCD)
- 991 Gerstner Memorial Blvd.
- Lake Charles, LA 70601
District Administrator: Charles Finkley
- Jefferson Davis
Office Hours for our main location (for the public) are 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. We have several off-site office hours to better serve our citizens, as well as our offender population. These locations are:
- Iowa Report night, held at the Iowa Police Department
- Cameron Parish Report day, held at the Cameron Parish Court House
- Westlake Report night, held at the Westlake Police Department
- Dequincy Report night, held at he Dequincy Police Station
- Lake Arthur Report night, held at the Lake Arthur Police Station
- Vinton Report night, held at the Vinton Police Station
- Welsh Report night, held at the Welsh Police Department
We initiated a report night for our Lake Charles District Office for our offender population whose working hours prevent them from reporting during the normal work day hours.Â All of our report days and nights are held the first & second weeks of each month. Our field agents maintain a presence at these locations continually.
Driving directions to our central office location, at 991 Gerstner Memorial Blvd (if traveling from Baton Rouge): Interstate I-10 from Baton Rouge, heading west. Upon arrival in Calcasieu parish, take Highway 171 exit off Interstate I10. Take left turn on Highway 171. Travel to the 3rd traffic light (Highway 171 & Broad Street intersection). Continue south on Highway 171. Travel 1 block, and office is located to the left on Highway 171.
LCD hasÂ 26 allocated field positions, 10 of which are Probation and Parole Specialist positions and 16 allocated positions for Probation and Parole Agent 2.Â 4 Supervisors are assigned to the Lake CharlesÂ District.Â Support StaffÂ consists of 1 Administrative Program Manager (Office Manager), 1 Administrative SupervisorÂ (Clerical Supervisor), and 4 Administrative Coordinators 3.Â We have 2 Probation & Parole Assistants.Â Â A District Administrator leads the talented group.
The Lake Charles District Office supervises (at any given time) between 3750 to 3850 offenders in southwest Louisiana.Â Our jurisdiction covers Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes. Calcasieu has two thirds of our total offender population.Â We serve 8 judges in Calcasieu and 1 judge each in Jefferson Davis and Cameron.Â We handle a large number of out-of-state probation & parole cases due to our location on the Texas/Louisiana State border.
Special Community Projects
Our district office has spear-headed, organized, and participated in a number of community projects, such as the following:
OPEN DOOR PROGRAM:
This program was created to provide assistance to women in need, such as life skills, parenting skills, and coping skills.Â This program was 3 years in the planning stage. The committee met during this period in the Lake Charles District Office.
The Lake Charles District works with the local Out-4-Life committee in an effort to establish local housing and employement opportunities for offenders returning to the community from DOC Custody.