The academy was started as a way to further educate the public about the Sheriff's Office and the different roles each department plays in making the community a safer place.
Crime Stoppers' reason for existing is to gather the clues that law enforcement agencies need to solve major crimes, by offering cash rewards and providing a single number to call with information relating to any crime or criminal activity. You can call the Crime Stoppers Tip line at (318) 443-7867.
The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Program will award payments for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost earnings, counseling and child care when they are related to a violent crime.
Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is heavily involved in the youth of Rapides Parish. The involvement in local sporting leagues, schools, church recreational leagues and other areas touches approximately 25,000 children per year.