Currently, deputies are making preperations for this weather event.  We encourage everyone to have three days of provisions availalbe to their families.  Emergency response will be limited in high winds.  Once the storm is over, deputies will be responding to the hardest hit areas first to assess injuries and damages.  We do expect some flooding and caution is advised if you have to drive.  Otherwise, stay home and stay safe.  For shelter and other information, you may call 211.  We appreciate everyones patience during this difficult time  -  Sheriff Mark Wood




Welcome to the Rapides Parish Sheriff'S Office Website

Welcome to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office website.  We have incorporated some features we believe will be more useful to the public; an inmate look up menu to see currently housed inmates, weekly listings for the Sheriff sale as well as being able to pay property taxes online.

“It is a privilege and an honor to be elected Sheriff of Rapides Parish.  It is our goal to provide the best law enforcement possible for our citizens and I will strive every day to lead the dedicated men and women of the Sheriff's Office as we work together to earn your trust and will always put your family’s safety first."


-Mark Wood, Sheriff

RPSO is currently taking applications for Correctional Officers and "Post Certified" Patrol Ready Police Officers. For more information visit our Personnel page


Contact Us

Main Office (318) 473-6700
Bonds & Fines (318) 473-6714
Corrections - DC 1 (318) 473-6750
Corrections - DC 2, Work Release (318) 449-4360
Corrections - DC 3 (318) 449-4381
Investigations Division (Alexandria) (318) 473-6727