The Hazmat Section is responsible for working all hazardous materials incidents within the parish.

Chemicals are found everywhere. They purify drinking water, increase crop production, and simplify household chores. But chemicals also can be hazardous to humans or the environment if used or released improperly. Hazards can occur during production, storage, transportation, use, or disposal. You and your community are at risk if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts into the environment where you live, work, or play. Hazardous materials in various forms can cause death, serious injury, long-lasting health effects, and damage to buildings, homes, and property.

Many products containing hazardous chemicals are used and stored in homes routinely. These products are also shipped daily on the nation’s highways, railroads, waterways, and pipelines. Chemical manufacturers are one source of hazardous materials, but there are many others, including service stations, hospitals, and hazardous materials waste sites. Varying quantities of hazardous materials are manufactured, used, or stored at an estimated 4.5 million facilities in the United States–from major industrial plants to local dry cleaning establishments or gardening supply stores. Hazardous materials come in the form of explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons, and radioactive materials. These substances are most often released as a result of transportation accidents or because of chemical accidents in plants.


The Emergency Preparedness Section coordinates the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Offices’ response to all emergency situations, weather caused by nature or man. This section also works closely with the Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security.


Fleet Operations, under the command of Major Anthony Green,  is responsible for servicing and maintaining all motor vehicles purchased and used by the Iberia Parish Sheriff”s Office.  Fleet Operations provides its own in house auto shop which includes a mechanic area, electrical shop, paint and body shop, and wash/dry rack.  By doing so, the department is able to provide maintenance at a fraction of the cost of contracted vendors.  Fleet Operations is also responsible for the budgeting and purchasing of new vehicles and related equipment, all areas of fleet repair, the salvaging of damaged vehicles, auctioning away older vehicles, and the maintaining of all fleet/unit records.


There are approximately 180 vehicles in the IPSO fleet. This includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, trailers, a 5 ton cargo truck, a mobile command post, an armored truck, and ATV’s.  



The Construction/Special Projects Section uses jail inmates to perform services for the City of New Iberia, the City of Jeanerette, the Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, and Iberia Parish Government. This section is also responsible for the farm at the jail.


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Iberia Parish Jail:

300 Iberia Street
Suite 120
New Iberia, LA 70560