Chad began his law enforcement career in June 1997. He has been in the forensics field since January 2000, where he began his training as a latent print examiner and then a crime scene technician with the Kenner Police Department. He remained employed there until 2006 when he accepted a position with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office working as a crime scene technician. In September 2007, Chad was recruited by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory to work as a full time latent print examiner in the Crime Laboratory. In September 2009, Chad was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and transferred to the JPSO Crime Scene Division as a watch commander and later promoted as the Crime Scene Division Commander. Chad is currently a Captain with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office where he continues to serve as the Crime Scene Division Commander and the Assistant Crime Laboratory Director. He is frequently utilized as a point of contact for the entire New Orleans metropolitan area relating to major scene investigations and forensic related matters.
Chad regularly lectures on forensics, including crime scene and fingerprints at local universities, civic organizations, police academies, and forensic conferences. He is also a frequent guest lecturer on many fields of law enforcement and forensics at local high schools. He has been accepted in numerous courts of law as an expert in Fingerprint Identification/Examination and Crime Scene Investigation. He has traveled across the United States participating in case review, case studies, and to provide expertise in latent print analysis and identification.