Do you think you have what it takes to be part of a nationally accredited team of Corrections Deputies?  We are looking for applicants who want a career.

Starting salary is $36,088.00, paid health and dental insurance, paid retirement contributions (both sides), paid vacation days and sick time.  After successfully completing the Correction Academy POST Certification, deputies will recieve an extra $7,200.00 per year.

We also need LPN's (starting $48,828.00) and MA's (starting $36,426.00)

Come and be part of of OUR TEAM!





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