The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement officer of the parish. He is also the Ex-Officio Tax Collector for Iberia Parish. As Ex-Officio Tax Collector, the Sheriff is responsible for the collection and distribution of the ad valorem taxes assessed yearly against all property in Iberia Parish.

Other responsibilities of the Sheriff include:

> Maintain law enforcement patrols and investigations.
> Investigate crimes against people and property.
> Collection and distribution of court fines imposed by the 16th Judicial District Court.
> Collection of traffic fines imposed by our own deputies and the officers of the Louisiana State Police
> Serve and return to the courts all subpoenas, citations, and other court orders; including seizure and sale of movable and immovable property at a public auction.
> Collection and distribution of all garnishments on wages for unpaid debts as ordered by the court.
> Keeper of the jail.
> Provide bailiffs in the court rooms and security for the courts.

The Sheriff and his staff are always available to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at 337-369-3714



It is both an honor and a privilege to serve as Sheriff of Iberia Parish. Although it is a job that is faced with many challenges, I look forward to those challenges each day. Having been in law enforcement over 40 years, it is the life I love. Hard work and good fortune have led me to positions all across the state of Louisiana including Captain of Troop I for the Louisiana State Police.

I believe the most satisfying reward of being Sheriff is the ability to help people. My primary goal is to build this department into the most efficient and professional organization of its kind. My commitment to the citizens of Iberia Parish is to fight crime and provide safer neighborhoods. I want our citizens to live a quality of life that is free from intimidation and fear of crime. By cognizing and quickly responding to the needs of the public, we will ensure the security of our schools, businesses and neighborhoods.

Thank you for visiting our site and please feel free to contact us if we can be of service to you.

Sheriff Louis M. Ackal



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Iberia Parish Jail:

300 Iberia Street
Suite 120
New Iberia, LA 70560