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
Administration: 337-369-3714
Communications: 337-369-3711
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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...

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