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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 (318) 473-6703 or [email protected]. His second-in-command is Chief Deputy Bobby Cameron. You can get in touch with him at (318) 473-6720 or [email protected]. The Corrections Division is headed by Major Doug Hollingsworth. You can reach him at (318) 484-5327 or [email protected].

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 700 Murray St., Alexandria, LA 71301

​Phone: (318) 473-6700

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 (318) 473-6750.

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 here.

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 (318) 449-5494 or (318) 473-6853.

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.

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
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
Rapides Parish County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined960
Avg Daily Population958
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll158
Full time total employees158
Total salaries and wages8495421
Other operating expenditures2958800
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc187519
Year of original construction1996
Year of major renovationnot applicable

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

Rapides Parish Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201657,569
Number Employed Annual Average, 201654,029
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20163,540
Unemployment Rate, 20166.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201542,758
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 201427,768
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201521.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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