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Louisiana Bureau of Investigation

The Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) contains the Cyber Crime Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Unit. The LBI also includes the Trial Section which provides follow-up investigation services for the trial attorneys of the Criminal Division and the Special Investigations Section which provides investigative services in white-collar crimes or public corruption as well as investigative services and response to the numerous requests for investigative assistance from local, state, and federal government agencies. 

Director: Joe Picone
Joe Picone has over three decades of law enforcement experience, specializing in criminal investigations. He has served as a deputy sheriff, detective, supervisor, and commander. Picone, a veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard, earned his college degrees from Loyola University New Orleans, Department of Criminology and Justice. Picone holds both a masters and bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a minor in forensic science. Picone is a member of Loyola University’s part-time faculty, serving as an adjunct instructor.