John “JD” Parker started his law enforcement career after graduating high school when he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served from 1990 to 1995 as a Military Police Officer. In 1996, John was hired as a deputy with the Vernon Parrish Sheriff’s Office Louisiana where he supervised the jail staff and inmates. In 1997, JD left the sheriff’s office to accept a position with the Louisiana State Police. He spent 8 years at Troop D in Lake Charles, LA working in a patrol function. In 2005, JD was assigned to the Louisiana State Police Indian Gaming Unit. This assignment required him to investigate crimes relating to the casino environment. In 2009, JD was assigned to the Louisiana State Police Region II Criminal Investigations Division. This assignment requires him to conduct computer forensic exams, mobile device forensic exams and support the region when it comes to technical skills needed for an investigation. JD also conducts electronic counter measures, and wiretap operations throughout the state. JD has skills in both physical and technical surveillance. JD has experience with both GPS trackers and tracking mobile devices. JD is a member of the Louisiana State Police SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team and supports all technical issues when it comes to crisis situations.