991 Gerstner Memorial Blvd., Lake Charles, LA 70601
monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis
We have several off-site office hours to better serve our citizens, as well as our offender population. These locations are:
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. 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.
From Baton Rouge, take I-10 from Baton Rouge, heading west. Upon arrival in Calcasieu Parish, take Highway 171 exit off I-10. Take a left turn on Highway 171 and travel to the third 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.
The Lake Charles District Office supervises between 3800 to 3875 offenders in southwest Louisiana. Two-thirds of those under supervision in the Lake Charles District live in Calcasieu Parish. We serve eight judges in Calcasieu and one judge each in Jefferson Davis Parish and Cameron Parish. We handle a large number of out-of-state probation and parole cases due to our location on the Texas/Louisiana state border.
The Lake Charles District Office participates in a few Specialty Courts by providing officers to assist in the following parishes:
Our district office has spear-headed, organized, and participated in the following projects:
Open Door Program
This program was created to provide assistance to women in need, such as life skills, parenting skills, and coping skills. This program was three years in the planning stage.
The Lake Charles District works with the local Out-4-Life committee in an effort to establish local housing and employment opportunities for offenders returning to the community from DPS&C Custody.
The Patriot Dog Program
This program has been developed to treat returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who are suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to active combat participation. The program also reaches out to at-risk children and patients in local hospitals. The goal of the program is to train dog, mostly those in shelters, to provide companionship to those who are feeling alienated from the world. The Patriot Dog Program has significant support in southwest Louisiana, and is producing positive results.