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Rapides Parish Louisiana Sheriff Overview

Rapides Parish is located in Central Louisiana. It was established in 1807. Its name is the French word for “rapids.” The parish seat is Alexandria.. The zip codes in Rapides Parish are 71328, 71433, 71330, 71438, 71447, 71348, 71346, 71455, 71360, 71359, 71463, 70656, 71466, 71365, 71472, 71477, 71485, 71405, 71409, 71302, 71301, 71306, 71303, 71309, 71424, 71427, 71431, 71325, and 71430.

The highest ranking law enforcement officer in Rapides Parish is Sheriff William Earl Hilton. You can reach him directly at or His second-in-command is Chief Deputy Bobby Cameron. You can get in touch with him at or The Corrections Division is headed by Major Doug Hollingsworth. You can reach him at or

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 700 Murray St., Alexandria, LA 71301


Inmate Search in Rapides Parish Jail

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office maintains a list of all the inmates currently housed in the detention centers. You can view it

To locate an inmate, you can type the inmate’s first name or last name in the search box. You can also choose to filter the list by clicking on the first letter of the inmate’s last name. The list provides you with the following information: the inmate’s full name, age, and address. You can click “view” to see the inmate’s booking photo. For more information on a particular inmate, you can contact the booking desk at .

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at Detention Center I are allowed visits from family and friends on Saturdays from 08:00 am – 11:30am or 12:00pm – 3:30pm. Special visits and child visits must be pre-approved by the Warden’s office as well as all pastoral visits.

Funds can be deposited into an inmate’s account via a money order brought in during visitation day or mailed to the address below:


(Offenders Name)

P.O. Box 1551

Alexandria, LA 71309

Inmates housed in Detention Center II are responsible for notifying family members of visitation times and dates. To send mail to an inmate here, you need to address it as follows:

Rapides Parish Detention Center  II  

(Offenders Name)

400 B John Allison Dr.

Alexandria, LA 71303

Inmates at Detention Center III are allowed visitation during the following schedule:


Friday: 1:00pm – 4:30pm



8:00am – 12:00pm – Non-Trusty

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Trusty


8:00am – 12:00pm – Trusty

1:00pm – 4:00 – Child Visi

Money orders can be mailed to the address below or can be brought in during business hours, Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30.

Offender mail may be sent to:

Rapides Parish Detention Center III

(Offender’s Name)

7400 Academy Drive

Alexandria, LA 71303

Visitation rules for inmates at the RPSO Transitional Work Program can be found .

Working at Rapides Parish Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

A Corrections Deputy at the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office can earn an annual starting salary of $32,100. A $6000 annual state supplemental pay may be added to his salary after a year of employment and post-certification. The duties of a Corrections Deputy include enforcing the rules and regulations of the facility, monitoring inmate activities, booking inmates, and conducting regular inspection of cells.

The basic requirements for this position are:

  • Ability to work shift work
  • Have High School diploma or Equivalency Diploma
  • Have physical ability to perform all Corrections Deputy duties
  • Pass pre-employment drug screen
  • Pass pre-employment physical
  • Pass pre-employment psychological evaluation

Individuals interested in applying for this position can pick up an application form at the Human Resources Department of the Sheriff’s Office. For more information, you can call or .

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Based on federal law, an individual categorized as a sex offender must submit his/her information to local law enforcement for entry into the state and national sex offender registries. A sex offender is defined as a person convicted for a sexually motivated offense such as rape, child pornography, and sex trafficking. Anyone can go to

if you wish to access the list of offenders in Rapides Parish. Just keep in mind that not all offenders will comply with the law. Some search results you get may only show the offender’s last known address or just the block where his/her house is at.

Bail and Bondsman

The money required by the court for a pretrial inmate to stay out of jail is called bail. Bail is used to help guarantee the defendant’s compliance with his court obligations after he is released from custody. If he violates any of the conditions of his release, he loses the money.

A bondsman charges 12% of the bail amount to defendants who need help in securing their release from jail due to financial difficulties. Once hired, he can sign a bond with the court that allows the release of the defendant. His service also includes making himself responsible for paying the entire bail amount if the defendant fails to meet his court obligations.

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Contact the Rapides County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name: Rapides Parish Public Defender
Address: 525 Johnston Street, Alexandria, Louisiana, 71301
Hours: N/A
Rapides County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office: Rapides Parish Probation Department
location: 7400 Academy Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana, 71303
Fax: N/A
Rapides Parish County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 960
Avg Daily Population 958
Name of new facility not applicable
Full time payroll 158
Full time total employees 158
Total salaries and wages 8495421
Other operating expenditures 2958800
Total construction costs not applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc 187519
Year of original construction 1996
Year of major renovation not applicable

Address: 701 Murray Street, 3rd Floor ALEXANDRIA LA 71309

Rapides Parish Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 57,569
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 54,029
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 3,540
Unemployment Rate, 2016 6.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 42,758
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Rapides Parish Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 27,768
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 21.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

Sheriff William Earl Hilton
5 days ago
Today, five deputies with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office graduated the Alexandria Regional Police Academy at a ceremony held earlier. Those graduates pictured are from left to right, Jacob Hood, Donnie Wiley, Eric Ryland, Caleb Johnson and Dave Hernandez. Pictured with the graduates is Sheriff William Earl Hilton.

Deputy Donnie Wiley, second from the left, received the David Ezernack Firearms Award for having the highest overall firearms score during the academy.

We would like to congratulate all of our new deputies and wish them the best of luck and success in their chosen career.
5 days ago

Through their investigation, Detectives obtained warrants for Johnathan Jones’ arrest, while he was being treated at a local area hospital. On November 10, 2017, Jones was released from the hospital, at which time he was taken into custody without incident. Jones was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to Armed Robbery, Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Criminal Conspiracy and Obstruction of Justice. He is currently being detained at the Detention Center in lieu of posting a $610,000 Bond.

On November 16, 2017, while conducting an unrelated investigation, Officers with the Pineville Police Department came into contact with Devon Andrew Thomas at a residence in the Wardville area. Thomas was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to his warrants. Thomas is currently being detained at the Detention Center and bonds have not been set in reference to his charges.
2 weeks ago
The administrative offices of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Friday November 10, 2017 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. All offices and court will re-open on Monday November 13, 2017 at 8 am.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton, his staff and the men and women of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to the veterans of Central Louisiana.
2 weeks ago
Through their continued investigation, detectives have been able to identify and arrest one of the suspects in Sunday nights attempted armed robbery. The suspect is a sixteen year old male. So far, this suspect has been charged with attempted armed robbery, possession of a handgun by a juvenile, criminal conspiracy, attempted 1st degree murder, and warrants for contempt of court on an aggravated burglary charge and battery on a correctional officer. The juvenile was taken into custody earlier today and has been placed on lockdown at the Renaissance Home for Youth. Detectives have been working with the Rapides District Attorneys Office in taking steps to charge this juvenile as an adult. Detectives say more arrests related to this juvenile are possible.

Detectives have also obtained warrants on the suspect who is currently still being treated in the hospital. This suspect, who is listed in stable condition, will be arrested on discharge from the hospital. His name will be released at the time of his arrest along with his charges.

Currently, detectives have also obtained arrest warrants for and are attempting to locate the other suspect, identified as Devon Andrew Thomas. Thomas is a black male, 23 years of age, he is 5’10” tall and weighs 168 pounds. Thomas has multiple tattoos including on his forehead and neck. Detectives say Thomas should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Thomas are asked to contact RPSO at or Crime Stoppers at .

WANTED - DEVON ANDREW THOMAS, 23, 5’10”, 168 pounds, multiple tattoos
2 weeks ago
What was first reported as a shooting in Wardville Sunday night has turned into an attempted armed robbery investigation with two of the suspects being shot by the intended victim.

According to the victim, three subjects entered the Lee Rays convenience store at 902 Bayou Marie Rd., Pineville, LA, in an apparent attempt to commit an armed robbery. Once in the store, one of of the suspects brandished a weapon and started ordering the customers to the back of the store. At that time, the clerk armed himself and fired at the suspects, hitting one suspect in the abdomen and another suspect in the arm. All three suspects then fled the store.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they located one victim on Wayne St. with an abdominal gun shot wound and he was transported to a local hospital. This suspect is currently still in the hospital listed in critical condition. While detectives were at the hospital conducting their investigation, a sixteen year old came to the emergency department with a gun shot wound to the left arm, consistent with what was reported by the victim. This suspect was treated and released to his parents.

Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing and they are attempting to locate other suspects in this attempted armed robbery. Detectives say arrests are forthcoming.

Anyone having any further information on this incident are asked to call RPSO Detectives at, or Crime Stoppers at .
2 weeks ago
For Immediate Release to the Media

At approximately 7:25 PM this evening, Sheriff’s dispatch received a call of a possible shooting in Wardville area of Pineville. Deputies responded to the area and upon arrival on Wayne Street, a victim of a gunshot wound was located. Acadian Ambulance responded and that subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Currently, detectives and Crime Scene Unit are processing the area and conducting their investigation.

No further information is available at this time as this is an active ongoing investigation.

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