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       The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has secured a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, that allows our deputies to conduct Seat belt & DWI Checks in our parish. Tonight in an undisclosed location a DWI & SEAT BELT Checkpoint will be conducted in Allen Parish. Please DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE, WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT & BE SAFE. GOD BLESS!!

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    Last night a Reeves Police unit initiated a traffic stop on Hwy 190 in the Reeves Town limits . Once the traffic stop was in effect, 4 Male subject were detained and 2 subjects ran from the stop. Chief Bertrand made a post on Facebook to notify the public of what was going on. 

    This morning at approximately 7:30 am one of the subjects, who ran, was detained and transported to Allen Parish Jail.

    One subject is still at large. The subject is described as a Hispanic Male, approx. 180 lbs, in his late 20's, Green pants, Red Shirt, and Tan Jacket

    If you see this person or a suspicious person in the Reeves area, Please contact Allen Parish Sheriff's Office or 911, Do Not approach him. 

    Thank You for Your assistance in this matter, BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS!!



     Due to the prediction of some heavy rain fall in our area, The Sheriff's Office and the Office of Homeland Security has made preparations to for this possible event.


     Sand and Sandbags will be available at all Police Jury Barns for those who wish to prepare for the coming weather event. 


     Oakdale & Oberlin Areas are predicted to receive 1 to 1.5 inches of rain with a possible increase to up to 2.5 inches.


     Please be prepared for this event. BE SAFE and GOD BLESS !!


Public Assistance Applicant Briefing for Hurricane Barry

It is the State’s responsibility following a Federally Declared Disaster to conduct Applicant Briefings which are high level overviews of the Public Assistance program and contain information specific to the declaration. This meeting is for all potentially eligible State applicants, including House of Worships and Private Non-Profits to attend.

The scheduled Applicant Briefing for Public Assistance for the Federally Declared Hurricane Barry (FEMA-DR-4458) is as follows:

Declaration Date: August 27, 2019 - The State of Louisiana has received a federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Barry, FEMA-4458-DR for the following parishes:  

Allen Parish
       Allen Parish Police Jury
       602 Court Street
       Oberlin, LA 70655

       Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

Permanent Repair and Emergency Work (Categories A-G):
Allen, Iberia, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vermilion 

For Emergency Work (Categories A & B only):
Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, West Feliciana 

The deadline to submit an RPA is 30 days from the declaration date. The current deadline is September 26th, 2019

Should you need assistance, contact your State Applicant Liaison (SAL) or please email RPA.help@la.gov

Jeanne Savoy
State Applicant Liaison, Region 5 and 8
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Office:  (225) 376-5114
Cell:  (225) 999-3605
Fax:  (225) 338-3259



We were able to qualify for assistance through SBA, This is the Information.


SBA Release: Flood Victims Hurricane Barry

Disaster Field Operations Center West
Release Date: Sept. 11, 2019
Release Number: LA 16111-01

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Louisiana Businesses and Residents Affected by Hurricane Barry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Barry that occurred July 10-15, 2019, announced acting Administrator Christopher M. Pilkerton of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sept. 9, 2019.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Allen, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, La Salle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vernon and West Feliciana parishes.

“SBA is strongly committed to providing Louisiana with the most effective and customer-focused response possible, and we will be there to provide access to federal disaster loans to help finance recovery for businesses and residents affected by the disaster,” said Pilkerton. “Getting our businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

“Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters whose property was damaged or destroyed by this disaster,” said SBA’s Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. “Beginning Friday, Sept. 13, SBA representatives will be on hand at the following Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application,” Garfield continued. The centers will be open on the days and times indicated below. No appointment is necessary.

Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Allen Parish Civic Center
609 Tiger Lane
Oberlin, LA 70655
Opens 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13
Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closes 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26



      The detainees have been apprehended in the Kinder area.  My office has been working non-stop to apprehend these individuals. We have run down numerous tips and leads.   

      At a little after 10 a.m. this morning, Kinder Police Department received a tip that they had been spotted walking down 7th Avenue in Kinder.  They were apprehended minutes later by KPD officers without incident.  They are now back in the Allen Parish Jail. 

     We thank everyone for the effort and assistance and to KINDER PD for a great Job! 

GOD Bless!!

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        Due to Utility Maintenance that will occur today between Kinder and Coushatta Casino, US Hwy 165 between Kinder and the Casino on the northbound and southbound lanes will be closed from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm to facilitate this construction. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Be Safe and God Bless!!

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     We are currently involved in a situation on the south side of the casino, where a young white male is shooting a weapon. Please help us keep you safe, go into your homes, lock the doors and remain inside. Officers with Coushatta and the Allen Parish Sheriff's office are actively searching for the subject, who is described as a young white male subject wearing a blue/greenish shirt last seen running into the woods near the casino. If you live south of the casino, in the Green Oaks area, please keep your doors locked until we have apprehended the subject. If you have seen the subject, Please call 911 and give a location. DO NOT approach the subject as he is considered armed and dangerous. Thank You for your assistance in this matter, BE SAFE and GOD BLESS!!!


    The shooter has been apprehended near the casino, at the cabins. The shooter is a white male juvenile subject that was shooting an air rifle at people and we believe that the situation is now clear. Please return to your normal activities and Thank You for your help, Be Safe and GOD Bless!!

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    Here we go again, just a little rain has turned into a lot. We will update you on roads with water over them.



HWY 165 NB @ Boise Cascade
Tyler Road
Blue Bush Road
Norris Road
Ward Road
N 7th St Ext



HWY 10 
HWY 112 @ Piney Park



HWY 377 @ Quiska Chitto River
HWY 26 West of Dave Smith Road

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    As we recover from the Storm which has caused damage to our fair parish, We are now tasked with clean up and repairs. So as to help our people, I have requested 2 Public Damage Assessment/ Individual Assessment teams from GOHSEP. These teams will be deployed to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office and then out to the damage areas. They will assist in evaluating the damage to your residence or property for the emergency declaration made by the State of Louisiana. Once we have the information on the teams, We will publish a contact point and phone number to get these teams to your area.

    In the meantime, If you call or text 211 on your phone , the service will give you information on where to report your damage to until we can get the assessment teams in place. BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS!!

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