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Fugitive Apprehension Unit

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) was created to assist local law enforcement agencies in locating and apprehending fugitives from justice. The FAU is dedicated to finding and arresting wanted individuals who either cannot be located by the local agency or who are believed to be located in a jurisdiction other than where their arrest warrants have been issued.

The majority of the suspects are aware they are being sought by law enforcement and have taken measures to evade capture. Due to pending caseloads and other considerations, local law enforcement agencies may not have the time or resources available to locate them. Crossing jurisdictional lines can also be problematic for local law enforcement when searching for wanted individuals who reside in, or have fled to, a different city, parish, or state.

The FAU has statewide jurisdiction and available resources to bring these fugitives to justice. The FAU has also worked successfully with law enforcement in surrounding states in locating and apprehending fugitives from Louisiana.

Most individuals who are fugitives from justice have committed prior crimes and are likely to commit similar crimes in the future. The timely apprehension of these fugitives provides their victims a faster resolution to their cases and prevents crimes being perpetrated on new victims.

Any law enforcement agency needing assistance in locating and/or apprehending a wanted individual may contact the FAU at 225-326-6100.