We are still looking for a few good men...and women, who want a career as a Deputy Sheriff.  We have openings in our ACA Accredited Corrections Division.

Applicants may download an application ( or pick one up at RPSO HR Department at 701 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA, 3rd floor.

Starting salary is $35,028 per year, paid health/ life insurance, retirement contribution (both employer and employee), paid vacation and sick time, and an extra $7,200 per year after successful completion of the RPSO Corrections Academy.





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