A Message From The Sheriff
As Sheriff of Iberia Parish, one
of my chief responsibilities is the operations of the Iberia Parish Jail.When I first took office in 2008 the Parish Jail was in a state of
disrepair.The majority of the
laundry equipment did not work; inmates were allowed to smoke inside of the
facility.There was not even a fence
surrounding the jail to keep inmates from escaping.
The first step I took was to
implement a new administration at the jail to oversee its day to day operations.I then made the Iberia Parish Government aware of the neglect at the
facility.I soon realized that tax
dollars which were supposed to be allocated for the jail were not being put
directly back into the facility.
Therefore, I ended a maintenance contract with the Iberia Parish Council that
was put into place by the previous administration. The expenditures are now
being itemized and the Iberia Parish Government is responsible for the cost.
There have been several personal
changes in the jail's administration since I first took office.This is due to my requiring the jail being operated as if it was a
successful business. The citizens of Iberia Parish expect professionalism from
me as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the Parish. As a result, I expect my
deputies to be productive and an asset to the Sheriff's Office. If I see the
jail is not running up to my standards, I will take the necessary steps to make
sure it is.Because of this
philosophy I am now proud to say that with the implementation of a new staff and
hard work, the Iberia Parish Jail is now in compliance with basic jail
guidelines required by the Department of Safety and Corrections.
Improvements at the Iberia Parish
Jail are just an example of the changes I have made within the Iberia Parish
Sheriff's Office.It is falls in
line with my overall goal of making Iberia Parish a safer place for our
community to live and work.
Sheriff Louis M. Ackal
Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office|
300 Iberia Street,Suite 120,New Iberia, LA 70560
February 25 2015
Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office are
asking for assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an armed robbery that
occurred on February 8, 2015 at approximately 10:59 p.m. at 2709 E. Old Spanish
Trail (Valero Convenience Store).
Witnesses adv More Information...
February 25 2015
Due to the recent vehicle fatalities in Iberia Parish over the
past week, Sheriff Louis Ackal would like to remind motorist to use extreme
caution while driving in inclement weather.Motorist should slow their speed down while driving on wet roadways to
help preven More Information...
February 20 2015
Sheriff Louis Ackal reports that on February 18, 2014
detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Bureau of Investigations
arrested three suspects involved in attempting to cash stolen checks.Deputies were contacted by Chase Bank in New Iberia advising that a More Information...
The Women's Handgun Safety Course
WOMEN'S FIREARMS SAFETY CLASS 2014 SCHEDULE
Registering for the class by calling the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center at 337-560-1008
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