Former Houma Police Officer Arrested on Multiple Charges

Jeffery Lirette, a former narcotics officer with the Houma Police Department, was arrested this morning for theft and related charges by Troopers with the Criminal Investigations Division – Houma Field Office (CID-HFO).

In October of 2019, the Houma Police Department requested CID-HFO to conduct an investigation of missing money in an expense account within the Houma Police Department. During the course of the investigation, Troopers with CID-HFO determined Lirette stole over $6,500.00 before he retired from the agency in late 2019 after 23 years on the force.


After a thorough investigation, Troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Lirette for one count of Malfeasance in Office, one count of theft between $5,000.00 and $25,000.00, forty-five counts of Injuring Public Records, and seventeen counts of Forgery. Lirette was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex and was later released after posting a $20,000 bond.

This investigation remains active. We will post more as information is released.