The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office (RPSO) serves a population of approximately 150,000 people.
The Uniform division of RPSO has approximately 10 different sections within the department. The Patrol section covers all areas of Rapides parish both inside and outside of all municipalities. These patrols are performed from the main office and five substations that cover the entire parish.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office has 60 School Resource Officers stationed throughout Rapides Parish schools. Every elementary, middle and senior high school in the parish has a School Resource Officer, including the private schools. Their primary responsibility is the safety of the students and faculty.
The Communications section has 16 full-time and part-time Communications Officers who work the same shifts as the Patrol section. This relationship between the two sections is very important to unit integrity and cohesiveness. The Communications section handles approximately 2,500 incidents each month.
The Uniform Division also is responsible for the Motorcycle Section, the Street Team/K-9 Unit, the Reserve Section, the England Airpark Security, the Parish Welfare Patrol, the School Resource Officers, the Honor Guard, the D.A.R.E. Program and the Warrants Section. In addition to regular schedules, the RPSO is also active in many fundraising efforts for charitable organizations.
If you would like to sign yourself or a loved one up for our Parish Welfare Patrol please fill out the Sign-up form.